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#19 A.J. Hendy
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Bowie HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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As a Junior (2013): Played in 12 games and started three ... had two tackles and a tackle for loss against ODU (9/7) ... picked off West Virginia quarterback Ford Childress and took the ball back 28 yards for a score earning a helmet sticker from ESPN College Football Live ... recovered two fumbles, including one on a West Virginia (9/21) muffed punt that set the Terps up deep in Mountaineer territory ... named ACC Defensive Back of the Week and The Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week for his performance ... recorded four tackles and broke up a career-high two passes against Virginia (10/12) ... made six tackles against Wake Forest (10/19) ... notched six tackles against Clemson (10/26) ... had seven stops against Syracuse (11/9).

As a Sophomore (2012): Saw action in the final eight games of the season … missed the first four games with an ankle injury … recorded four tackles on the season including three tackles … saw action on special teams … had two tackles against North Carolina (11/24) … named scout team defensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for the West Virginia (9/22).

As a Freshman (2011): Saw action in nine games with starts in the final three … played safety and saw time on special teams … averaged 8.3 tackles in his three starts … had two special teams tackles against Florida State (10/22) … made three tackles and recovered a fumble which he returned 14 yards against Virginia (11/5) … had a game- and season-high 13 tackles, including nine solo stops and a tackle for loss, against Notre Dame (11/12) … made six tackles and broke up a pass against Wake Forest (11/19) … recorded his first career interception and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown against NC State (11/26) … also chipped in six tackles against the Wolfpack ... one of eight true freshmen to see playing time in 2011 … one of two true freshmen to start at safety for Maryland since 1993 (also Matt Robinson in 2010).

At Bowie High School: A versatile athlete who made plays on offense, defense and special teams … ranked as the No. 32 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals.com, as well as the eighth-best player in the state of Maryland … ranked No. 12 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 49 … the 87th-ranked athlete in the nation by Scouts, Inc. and 62nd-ranked wide receiver by Scout.com … a 2010 Big School All-State second team selection … posted 592 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a senior … also had three punt returns for touchdowns, 30 tackles, five interceptions, including three returned for TDs … team captain as a senior …  made 41 catches for 464 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior … earned overall MVP, combine king and fastest man awards at the Baltimore Combine…two-time state high jump champion …  also considered Iowa, North Carolina State and Virginia … coached by Lionel Macklin.

Personal: Full name is Jeremiah Hendy .. majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

Career Highs
Tackles - 13 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
Solo Tackles - 9 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
TFL - 1.0 (twice: vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11; vs. Old Dominion, 9/7/13)
Pass Breakups - 2 (vs. Virginia, 10/12/13)
Fumble Recoveries - 2 (vs. West Virginia, 9/21/13)
Interceptions - 1 (twice: vs. NC State, 11/26/11; vs. West Virginia, 9/21/13)


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