Defensive Lineman
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 282
Year: Senior
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Md.
High School: St. John's College HS
Experience: 2 Letters


  • 2014 Athlon Sports Third Team Defense Preseason All-Big Ten
  • 2014 Phil Steele Third Team Defense Preseason All-Big Ten

As a Junior (2013): Received The James M. Tatum Memorial Award for Lineman of the Year at the team banquet ... ranked fifth in the ACC in TFL with 17.0 ... tied for sixth in the ACC with 9.5 sacks ... appeared in all 13 games and started the last four ... recorded half a sack against FIU (8/31) in the season opener ... had a sack for a loss of four yards against Old Dominion (9/7) ... posted his first career pass break up against West Virginia (9/21) ... recorded three tackles, a sack and three TFL against Florida State (10/5) ... recorded a tackle against Wake Forest (10/19) ... forced a fumble and recorded five tackles against Syracuse (11/9) ... had a career day against Virginia Tech (11/16), notching a career-high three sacks, nine tackles and 3.5 TFL ... recorded three tackles against Boston College (11/23) ... notched six tackles, including two sacks, against NC State (11/30) ... had 10 tackles including three TFL and a sack against Marshall in the Military Bowl (12/27).

As a Sophomore (2012): Missed the season due to a knee injury that occured during preseason practice.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2011): A freshman All-America selection … named a first team freshman All-American by FoxSportsNext, and second team by College Football,, Phil Steele and Yahoo! Sports … also a freshman All-ACC pick by … played in nine games with starts against Temple (9/24), Boston College (10/29), Wake Forest (11/19) and NC State (11/26) … missed three games with an injury … had a team-high five sacks, the second most by a Maryland freshman in the last nine years (Adrian Moten - 5.5 in 2007; Shawne Merriman - 5.0 in 2002) … tied Joe Vellano for the team lead with 7.5 TFLs … in his first collegiate game (Miami, 9/5), recorded four tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … matched that effort against West Virginia (9/17) with another sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … made one solo stop against Temple (9/24) before suffering an injury that also sidelined him for the Towson (10/1), Georgia Tech (10/8) and Clemson (10/15) games … returned to action against Florida State (10/22) but didn’t record a tackle … started against Boston College (10/29) but didn’t make a tackle … came off the bench against Virginia (11/5) and assisted on one tackle for loss … assisted on two tackles, one of which was a sack, against Notre Dame (11/12) … set career highs with five tackles, three of them unassisted, and 2.5 sacks against Wake Forest (11/19) … the 2.5 sacks were the most by a Maryland player since Shawne Merriman had 3.0 against North Carolina on 11/2/02 … had three tackles including one for loss against NC State (11/26).  

As a Freshman (2010): Redshirted … scout team defensive player of the week leading up to the FIU game (9/25) … earned scout team defensive player of the year at the annual banquet.

At St. John’s College High School:  Ranked No. 56 nationally among defensive tackles by Rivals, Inc. as a senior … ranked No. 84 nationally among defensive tackles by … totaled 61 tackles, including 18 tackles for a loss, as a senior … first team All-Met, all-conference and all-city selection as a senior … 2008 first team All-Conference as a junior after totaling 67 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and seven sacks … also participated in track & field … coached by Joe Patterson.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … favorite athlete is Dwight Freeney … chose Maryland because of the location and environment … completed a degree in American studies ... wokring toward a degree in African American studies.

Career Highs

Tackles - 10 (vs. Marshall, 12/27/13)
Solo Tackles - 7 (vs. Marshall, 12/27/13)
Sacks - 3.0 (at Virginia Tech, 11/16/13)
TFL - 3.5 (at Virginia Tech, 11/16/13)

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