Maryland Football BIO
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Selection
  • All-Big Ten Academic Selection

As a Junior (2014): Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for a second straight season … an All-Big Ten Academic selection … played in 10 games with one start coming at safety against Michigan State (11/15) ... totaled 15 tackles and one TFL … had three tackles including a TFL and a pass breakup against West Virginia (9/15) … had three stops and a pass breakup at Penn State (11/1) … recorded a career-high four tackles against Michigan State (11/15).

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2013): Appeared in 12 games for the Terps primarily on special teams ... had two tackles against Florida State (10/5) ... had a season-high two solo tackles at Wake Forest (10/19) ... recorded two tackles against Clemson (10/26).

As a Sophomore (2012): Redshirted … sat out due to NCAA transfer rules … named scout team defenisve player of the week for his efforts in preparation for the Florida State (11/17) game.

As a Freshman (2011 at New Mexico): Played in the final nine games, including eight starts, at safety … posted 32 tackles including 17 solo stops on the season which ranked 10th on the team … also posted an interception and one pass breakup … registered a season-high six tackles, including three solos, vs. Sam Houston State (9/24) … had four tackles, including a season-best four solos, vs. San Diego State (11/5).

At Good Counsel High School: A highly-touted local player … named 2010 second team all-state and all-Metro honorable mention quarterback by the Washington Post … also a 2010 All-Gazette and All-Sentinel selection … lost only four games during his football career, including eight consecutive undefeated seasons before entering high school … led the Falcons to back-to-back WCAC Championships as a junior and senior … finished his senior season with 1,338 yards passing and 18 touchdowns … also had 98 carries for 438 yards and 10 touchdowns … recorded six games with 100 yards passing or more … during two playoff games his senior year, he was 21-of-36 passing for 372 yards and six TDs … as a junior, threw for 1,420 yards and 11 touchdowns to only three interceptions…had over 400 yards rushing and six TDs in his junior season … finished his career with over 4,500 passing yards, nearly 1,500 yards rushing, 46 passing touchdowns and rushed for 27 TDs … selected as the starting quarterback for the Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl … coached by Bob Milloy.

Personal: Parents are Bernie and Connie Dancel … has four siblings, Kristen, Breanne, Steve and Tony … sports heroes include Ray Lewis and LeBron James … hobbies include football and snowboarding … majoring in finance.


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