On Custis: A physical player who is the incumbent to replace Madieu Williams at free safety ... solidified his grasp on the position in spring ... was moved from cornerback to safety prior to the 2001 season and has been a solid contributor since ... saw action in nickel and dime situations the last two years ... posted the highest strength index on the team (809) for the second straight season ... Iron Terp who ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, benched 400 and squatted 595 pounds in off-season testing ... strength index (809) and squat are best-ever by a Terp defensive back while his bench and power clean (341) each rank second all-time.
2003 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games ... finished with nine tackles (seven solo) ... (at NCSU) ... notched two solo tackles ... (at GT) ... had two solo tackles ... (at FSU) ... his lone tackle of the game (solo) came on a big play in the second quarter when he had a huge hit on Chris Rix, stopping his run short of a TD on the Terps' 1-yard line.
2002 (Sophomore): Saw the most significant action of his career, playing in all 14 games ... finished the season with 14 tackles (10 solo), one sack, one interception and two pass breakups ... lone pick of the season was memorable as it put the finishing touches on the win over NC State ... (at UVa) ... recorded two solo tackles, tying a career high ... (vs. NCSU) ... had the game-clinching interception, the first pick of his career, with 14 seconds remaining in the game ... also added two tackles (one solo) ... (at WVU) ... lone tackle of the game came on a fourth-down sack -- the first of his career -- in the fourth quarter for a loss of 10 yards ... (vs. Wofford) ... had first career forced fumble in the fourth quarter ... tallied two tackles (one solo) ... (vs. EMU) ... posted his first career pass breakup ... tallied one assisted stop.
2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games, all on special teams ... did not record any statistics.
2000 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 2000 graduate of Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. ... enjoyed a breakout season as a senior after missing his entire junior campaign with a knee injury ... rushed for more than 1,500 yards and averaged 9.2 yards per carry ... totaled 25 touchdowns, including 20 on the ground ... had a pair of interceptions as a cornerback/safety ... earned first team all-state honors at running back for small schools ... also was an honorable mention All-Met selection by The Washington Post and an All-Montgomery County 1A-2A choice ... selected as the Montgomery County Offensive Player of the Year by the Montgomery County Coaches Association and was a first team All-Montgomery County choice by the Gazette and the Montgomery Journal ... named an All-American by PrepStar ... eight of his touchdowns went for at least 40 yards ... was the starting point guard on the basketball team as a junior ... was a regional champion in the 200 meters in outdoor track as a junior ... high school coach was Randy Trivers.
Personal: Raymond Custis is the son of Hope and Harvey Custis ... majoring in art studio ... a Maryland scholar-athlete in 2000 and 2001.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT/Avg TFL Sacks Int 2001 8-0 0 0 0/0.0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2002 14-0 10 4 14/1.0 1.0-10 1.0-10 1-0 2003 13-0 7 2 9/0.7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 Career 35-0 17 6 23/0.7 1.0-10 1.0-10 1-0