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#35 Alex Twine
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
High School: Quince Orchard HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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As a Junior (2013): Appeared in 11 games with three starts ... major contributor on special teams .. forced a fumble in the season opener against FIU (8/31) ... had five tackles against Old Dominion (9/7) ... started against Virginia (10/12) and notched nine tackles ... made two tackles against Clemson (10/26) ... tallied nine tackles against Syracuse (11/9) ... notched six tackles against Virginia Tech (11/16) ... had a season-high 10 tackles against Boston College (11/23).

As a Sophomore (2012): Started five games and played in all 12 at linebacker and on special teams … made five tackles including four solo tackles against William & Mary (9/1) … made two solo tackles against Temple (9/8) … totaled five tackles (two solo) including one for a loss vs. Connecticut (9/15) while helping hold the Huskies to 223 yards of total offense … recorded two solo tackles against West Virginia (9/22) … totaled two tackles (one solo), including one for a loss vs. Wake Forest (10/6) … helped limit Wake Forest to 241 total yards (71 rushing, 170 passing), including only 45 in the second half … played a reserve role against Virginia (10/13), NC State (10/20), Boston College (10/27), Georgia Tech (11/3) and Clemson (11/10) but did not record a tackle … played a reserve role against Florida State recording one solo tackle … assisted on a tackle and recorded a pass break up against North Carolina (11/24).

As a Freshman (2011): Played in 11 games with four starts … saw most of his early action on special teams … averaged 9.8 tackles in his four starts … made one tackle against Towson (10/1) … saw significant action at linebacker for the first time against Georgia Tech (10/8), playing nearly the entire second half in place of an injured Demetrius Hartsfield and had two tackles … made his first career start against Clemson (10/15) and had a eight tackles, including an assisted TFL … saw brief action against Florida State (10/22) … played mostly on special teams vs. BC (10/29) and registered two tackles and his first career fumble recovery … started at Will against Virginia (11/5) and had 10 tackles, including five solo stops and one TFL … posted career highs in tackles (12), solo stops (7), tackles for loss (3.0) and sacks (1.0) vs. Notre Dame … earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his play against the Fighting Irish … missed the Wake Forest game (11/19) with an injury … made nine tackles and had a season-high three pass breakups against NC State (11/26). 

At Quince Orchard High School: A 2010 consensus all-state selection at linebacker … a 2010 first team All-Met selection at DE … ranked as the No. 56 outside linebacker according to Scouts, Inc. … ranked No. 46 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 49 … recorded 52 tackles (18 for loss), four forced fumbles and three interceptions during senior season … also played basketball in high school … also considered Delaware and James Madison.

Personal: Born in Olney, Md. … referred to Maryland as “dream school”… hobbies include hanging out with friends, video games, spending time with family … major is still undecided … enrolled in letters and sciences … played at Quince Orchard with former Terp Zachariah Kerr.

Career Highs
Tackles - 12 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
Solo Tackles - 7 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
TFL - 3.0 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
Sacks - 1.0 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
Pass Breakups - 3 (vs. NC State, 11/26/11)

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