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#71 Paul Pinegar
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brookeville, Md.
High School: Sherwood HS
Experience: 3 Letters

A versatile five-year offensive lineman ... played in 36 career games, starting at four of the five positions (all but right guard) ... had 25 career starts (center - 6; left tackle - 3; left guard - 5; right tackle - 11) ... started every game his final two seasons ... former walk-on who earned a scholarship prior to 2009 and turned himself into an All-ACC performer ... a two-time Academic All-ACC selection.

As a Senior (2010): An honorable mention All-ACC choice by ACSMA ... an Academic All-ACC selection for the second straight year ... started all 13 games, making the first six at center before moving to right tackle for the final seven for an offense which ranked 29th in the FBS in scoring (32.2 ppg) and tied for fifth in the fewest turnovers (15) ... earned the James M. Tatum Award as the team's top offensive lineman at the end-of-year banquet ... part of the line that helped the Terps run for 261 yards as a team against Navy (9/6), the most in a game since they had 271 vs. Delaware in 2008 ... average of 7.7 ypr in the game was the highest since posting 7.9 ypr against North Carolina on 11/2/02 ... helped the Terps post their second consecutive 200-yard rushing game with 221 against Morgan State (9/11) ... first time Maryland had back-to-back 200-yard rushing games since 2007 ... helped Terps rush for 169 yards vs. FIU (9/25) ... allowed Danny O'Brien to throw for 250 yards and be sacked just once in his first career start by an FIU defense which picked off four passes and registered six sacks one week earlier vs. Texas A&M ... helped Danny O'Brien post a career-high 302 yards against Clemson (10/16) ... made his first start of the season at right tackle vs. Boston College (10/23) a position he remained for the final six games ... helped Maryland gain 446 yards of total offense, including 261 rushing yards, vs. Wake Forest (10/30) ... helped Maryland gain 425 yards of total offense, including 136 on the ground, without surrendering a sack against Virginia (11/13) ... helped the line post 163 yards rushing and 269 yards passing against Florida State (11/20), marking the third time in four games the Terps posted 400 yards of total offense ... allowed Danny O'Brien to throw for a career-high 417 yards and four TDs against NC State (11/27), becoming the first Terp to throw for 400 in a game since 1993 ... earned a spot on the ESPN.com All-ACC Bowl team for his performance vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29) ... helped an offense roll up season highs in total yards (478) and rushing yards (297), and score a bowl-record 51 points vs. the Pirates ... became the team's starting center in the spring.

As a Junior (2009): An Academic All-ACC choice ... started all 12 games along the offensive line, at three different positions ... started at right tackle vs. Cal (9/5) and left tackle vs. James Madison (9/12) and MTSU (9/19) for an injured Bruce Campbell ... returned to right tackle against Rutgers (9/26) ... part of the line that helped Chris Turner pass for 307 yards and three TDs against Wake Forest (10/10) ... started at left guard vs. Duke (10/24), becoming the first o-lineman in Ralph Friedgen's tenure to start at three different postions ... started at LG vs. NC State (11/7) and Virginia Tech (11/14) ... part of the offensive line that helped Maryland gain a season-high 196 rushing yards and give up just one sack against Florida State (11/21).

As a Sophomore (2008): Played in seven games as a reserve along the o-line ... saw time at tackle vs. Delaware (8/30), Cal (9/13), Eastern Michigan (9/20), Wake Forest (10/18), UNC (11/15), FSU (11/22) and Nevada (12/30).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2007): Saw action in five games as a reserve offensive lineman ... played left tackle against Clemson (10/27), UNC (11/3), BC (11/10), FSU (11/17) and NC State (11/24) ... had a solid spring after getting more snaps with the absence of a number of offensive linemen.

As a Freshman (2006): Served a redshirt season ... named offensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Wake Forest contest (11/25).

At Sherwood High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter ... played offensive and defensive line ... an all-county performer as a senior when he helped lead the squad to a 12-2 record and a state championship game appearance ... posted 76 tackles, including two sacks, two forced fumbles and three recovered fumbles in 2005 ... coached by Al Thomas.

Personal: Born in Brookeville, Md. ... parents are Tim and Lisa Pinegar ... an honor roll student in high school ... grandfather played football for Ohio State ... he served in WWII instead of pursuing an NFL career with the Detroit Lions ... majored in history ... recipient of the joe f. blair Scholarship.


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