Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clinton, Md.
High School: Surrattsville HS


A powerful four-year running back who has the ability to make defenders miss ... leading rusher as a junior and senior ... second-leading rusher as a freshman and sophomore ... durable back who played in all 50 games since his true freshman season ... a candidate for the 2011 Doak Walker Award but didn't make the semifinalist list ... ranks seventh in school history in career rushing yards (2,411) ... his 18 career rushing TDs rank tied for 11th on the Maryland all-time list ... ranks 21st on the Maryland career scoring chart (126) ... career yards-per-carry average of 4.97 ranks 11th in school history ... ended his career 13th on the Maryland career all-purpose yards list (2,865) ... finished career 44 receiving yards shy of becoming just the fifth player in school history with 2,000 career rushing yards and 500 receiving ... one of four team captains (also Andrew Gonnella, Kenny Tate and Joe Vellano) in 2011 ... member of the Terrapin Council, the team's leadership group, in 2009 and 2010 ... attended the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis ... also played in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game which in St. Petersburg, Fla.

As a Senior (2011): Led the team, ranked sixth in the ACC and 61st nationally with 74.7 rushing ypg ... also sixth on the team with 17 receptions for 141 yards ... started 11 of 12 games at tailback ... 896 rushing yards ranked 18th on the school's single-season list ... started 11 of 12 games at tailback ... a consensus preseason All-ACC choice ... a second team pick by Athlon and Lindy's, and a fourth-team selection by Phil Steele ... named the team's top offensive player at the end-of-season banquet ... rushed a career-high 21 times for 92 yards, and caught four passes for 34 yards against Miami (9/5) ... set a career high with 113 yards against West Virginia (9/17) on 19 carries (5.9 ypc) ... had a 20-yard TD run and caught four passes for 19 yards ... finished the game with a career-high 132 all-purpose yards ... ran the ball nine times for 20 yards against Temple (9/24) ... became the first Maryland back with two 100-yard games in a three-game span since Da'Rel Scott at the beginning of the 2008 season with a 102-yard effort against Towson (10/1) ... also caught two passes for 28 yards to finish with 130 all-purpose yards against the Tigers ... rushed 18 times for 86 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Tech (10/8) ... scored two touchdowns, one on a 9-yard run and one on a 7-yard catch, while totaling 69 rushing yards against Clemson (10/15) ... became just the 11th player in school history to crack 2,000 career rushing yards with his first carry against Florida State (10/22) ... finished with a team-high 44 yards on 11 attempts against the Seminoles ... averaged 5.8 yards per carry on 17 attempts to finish with 99 yards against Boston College (10/29), while making one reception for seven yards ... led the team with 52 yards rushing on nine attempts against Virginia (11/5) ... had a season-long 42-yard run against the Cavaliers ... rushed nine times for 37 yards and had one catch for six yards against Notre Dame (11/12) ... posted 100 all-purpose yards (91 rushing, 9 receiving) against Wake Forest (11/19) ... averaged a season-high 8.3 yards per carry against the Demon Deacons ... had a second consecutive game with 100-plus all-purpose yards by posting 91 rushing yards on 15 carries (6.1 ypc) and catching two passes for 27 yards against NC State (11/26) ... also had a 46-yard rushing TD vs. the Wolfpack, his second longest run of the season.

As a Junior (2010): Led the team with a career-high 720 rushing yards on a career-best 5.7 yards-per-carry ... second on the team with four rushing TDs ... did not start, but joined Da'Rel Scott atop the depth chart at tailback all season ... had eight offensive plays (six rushes/two receptions) of 20 or more yards, which was second on the team behind Torrey Smith's 15 ... earned the team's most improved offensive player award at the end of year banquet ... averaged 13.1 ypr on eight carries against Navy (9/6) for a total of 105 yards, marking the first 100-yard game of his career ... had a then career-long 67-yard run and had one touchdown against the Midshipmen ... ran for 50 yards on eight carries against Morgan State (9/11) ... had a team-high 30 yards on nine carries against West Virginia (9/18) ... broke a career-long 76-yard run for a touchdown against FIU (9/25) ... combined with Da'Rel Scott's 56-yard TD run, it was the first time the Terps had two 50-plus yard TD runs in the same game since 2001 ... went over the 1,000 career rushing-yards mark against FIU ... led the team with 57 yards rushing, with a season-high 18 attempts, and added a 3-yd TD run against Duke (10/2) ... had eight rushes for 29 yards against Clemson (10/16) ... had a team-high 15 rushes for 39 yards against Boston College (10/23), the top-rated run defense in the ACC at the time ... carried the ball 16 times for 94 yards against Wake Forest (10/30), including a 14-yard touchdown run, as the Terps totaled 261 yards on the ground ... led the team with 70 rushing yards on just nine carries, a 7.8 ypr average, against Miami (11/6) ... had a 37-yard run against the Hurricanes ... had five carries for 18 yards against Virginia (11/13) ... posted 72 yards on 11 carries vs. FSU (11/20) ... the only Terp running back to rush for positive yards against NC State (11/27), getting 11 yards on four carries ... also had two catches for two yards ... posted a career-high tying 114 all-purpose yards (team-high 52 receiving and 62 rushing) vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29) ... earned Iron Terp status for the first time his career in the spring, posting the fourth-highest strength index on the team.

As a Sophomore (2009): Played in all 12 games at tailback, making four starts ... had a team-high six rushing TDs ... made his first start of the season against Clemson (10/3) ... second-leading rusher on the team (347 yards) ... ranked fourth on the team with 12 receptions ... rushed a season and team-high 18 times for 51 yards against MTSU (9/19) ... also caught a career and team-high six passes for 63 yards against the Blue Raiders ... had a season-high 114 all-purpose yards vs. MTSU ... had an 18-yard catch against Clemson (10/3) ... part of a balanced rushing attack vs. Virginia (10/17), carrying the ball a team-high 11 times for a then season-high 52 yards ... had a career-best 67-yard TD catch from Chris Turner vs. Duke (10/24), the team's longest play of the year ... part of a three-pronged attack that helped Maryland rush for a season-high 196 yards against Florida State, compiling a season-high 59 yards on 13 carries ... scored two rushing touchdowns against the Seminoles, the first mutli-TD game of his career.

As a Freshman (2008): Emerged as one of the top freshmen in the ACC ... played in all 13 games at tailback, including two starts ... one of four true freshmen to play on the season (along with Cameron Chism, Matt Furstenburg and Kenny Tate), and the only one to start a game ... emerged as the No. 2 tailback during preseason camp ... average yards per carry (5.13) was tops among freshmen in the ACC with at least 75 attempts ... second on the team in rushing (457) and rushing touchdowns (4) ... his rushing total was the most by a Maryland true freshman since LaMont Jordan ran for 689 in 1997 ... rushing TDs were the most by a Maryland true freshman since Josh Allen had eight in 2002 ... carried seven times for 52 yards and a 14-yard TD run in his debut against Delaware (8/30) ... also caught one pass for 12 yards against the Blue Hens ... had a season-high 13 carries for 82 yards in the upset win vs. Cal (9/13), scoring his second career touchdown on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference ... had a season-long 38-yard run in the fourth quarter ... became the first Maryland true freshman tailback to start since Jordan in 1997 when he got the nod against Eastern Michigan (9/20), carrying eight times for 23 yards and catching a 2-yard pass while playing through a hamstring injury ... rushed five times for 28 yards and caught two balls for 13 yards at Virginia (10/4) ... had six carries for 44 yards and recorded one catch for five yards vs. Wake Forest (10/18) ... recorded 34 yards on eight carries and caught one pass for a season-long 31 yards while playing an integral role in the Terps' game-winning drive vs. NC State (10/25) ... also had a 1-yard TD run against the Wolfpack ... equaled a season high with 13 carries for a career-best 86 yards, including a 1-yard TD run, vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... rushed nine times for 54 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards vs. Florida State (11/22) ... rushed 10 times for 32 yards in the win over Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30).

At Surrattsville High School: A three-year starter at running back ... an all-state performer who rushed for 1,784 yards on 169 carries as a senior ... also chipped in 32 touchdowns (26 rushing/six receiving) in 2007 ... the No. 16-ranked player in the state of Maryland according to ... a first-team All-Prince Georges County choice, as well as an All-Met and all-league pick in 2007 ... led the team to a 10-2 record and the second round of the state playoffs ... had a number of impressive performances as a senior ... rushed for 299 yards vs. Potomac ... posted 193 rushing yards and three TDs, as well as seven tackles as a safety vs. Gwynn Park ... one of his most thrilling moments was when he rushed for a first down on third-and-3 to help run out the clock and ice the game vs. Gwynn Park ... rushed for 1,150 yards on 156 carries as a junior en route to honorable mention all-state accolades ... second-team all-county ... also had 10 rushing TDs in 2006 ... also a standout track performer who lettered all four years ... ran sprints and threw the shot put ... all-county as a junior, and the team's field athlete of the year ... also considered Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia ... coached by Tom Green.

Personal: Born in Clinton, Md. ... parents are Vicki Davis and Dave Meggett ... stepfather is John Davis ... father, Dave, played in the NFL for three different teams - the New York Giants (1989-1994), the New England Patriots (1995-1997) and the New York Jets (1998) ... likes to bowl and play chess in his spare time ... member of the honor roll in high school ... also a member of the senior panel in high school which was a debate group ... also active in the art club and wrote for his high school newspaper ... graduated in May, 2011 with a degree in government and politics and a minor in Jewish studies ... plans on attending law school at the conclusion of his playing career ... a member of the University's mock trial team ... first name is pronounced DAY-vin.

Meggett's Career Statistics
2008 13-289469124575.1438
2009 12-49934793383.4613
2010 13-0126731117205.7476

2011 12-11171922268965.2447


2008 13-29798.8031

2009 12-41417512.5167

2010 13-06599.8031

2011 12-11171418.3117


Career Highs

Rushing Yards - 113 (vs. West Virginia, 9/17/11)
Rushing Attempts - 21 (vs. Miami, 9/5/11)
Long Rush - 76 yards (vs. FIU, 9/25/10)
Rushing TDs - 2 (vs. FSU, 11/21/09)
Receptions - 6 (vs. MTSU, 9/19/09)
Receiving Yards - 67 (vs Duke, 10/24/09)
Long Reception - 67 (vs. Duke, 10/24/09)
Receiving TDs - 1 (twice: vs. Clemson, 10/15/11; vs. Duke, 10/24/09)
All-Purpose Yards - 287 (vs. MTSU, 09/19/09)

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