On Abiamiri: Player who will look to play a significant role at tight end his senior season ... will share time as an H-back and "posse" tight end with Vernon Davis, with both players often seeing the field at the same time ... has added 20 pounds since his junior season ... saw spot duty at tight end in 2003, showing his worth as a blocker and occasionally as a receiver ... worked his way to the top of the depth chart at receiver prior to the fall of 2001 before succumbing to a foot injury which limited his ability to compete in '01 and `02 ... has good agility for a player his size ... posted a 37-inch vertical jump in spring testing, second-best ever by a Maryland tight end.
2003 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games, starting one (West Virginia) due to the formation in which Maryland opened the game ... (vs. WVU) ... had an 8-yard reception on pass up the sideline in the third quarter ... (at FSU) ... recorded his first career reception for four yards.
2002 (Sophomore): Did not see game action.
2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in four games with no starts ... was hampered all season by a condition in his right foot.
2000 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 2000 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, Md. ... a two-year varsity performer ... blossomed as a senior by earning first team all-state and All-Mid-Atlantic honors from SuperPrep and PrepStar ... was also named to the Baltimore Sun's All-Metro team ... totaled 13 touchdowns as a senior (eight receiving, two rushing, two on punt returns and one on a kickoff return) ... finished with 28 receptions for 779 yards ... also competed in basketball and track ... a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete honoree ... high school coach was Mike Working.
Personal: Robert Abiamiri is the son of Rita and Peter Abiamiri ... brother, Paschal, is a sophomore wideout on this year's team ... majoring in economics and criminology and criminal justice ... a Maryland scholar-athlete in 2001.
Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 2001 4-0 0 0 0.0 0 -- 2002 0-0 0 0 0.0 0 -- 2003 13-1 2 12 6.0 0 8 Career 17-1 2 12 6.0 0 8