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#33 Alex Wujciak
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Caldwell, N.J.
High School: Seton Hall Prep HS
Experience: 2 Letters

One of the top play-making linebackers in the nation ... a three-time All-ACC selection (second team in 2008; first team in 2009 and 2010) ... has a nose for the ball ... durable a performer since missing the 2007 season with a knee injury ... started every game (38) of his career at middle linebacker ... ended the 2010 season ranked third in the FBS in career tackles per game (10.0) among active players ... was also one of 11 active linebackers in the FBS, including just two in the ACC (also Bruce Carter, UNC) with two career interceptions returned for a TD ... his 238 career interception return yards was tied for fourth in the FBS among active players (first among linebackers) as of the end of 2010 ... 10th on the Maryland all-time tackle chart (381) at the end of his career ... one of only two players in the nation (also Nick Bellore, CMU) to post 130 or more tackles in 2008 and 2009 ... the first Terp defender to post back-to-back 125-tackle seasons since E.J. Henderson (150 in 2001; 175 in 2002) ... one of six players in school history (D'Qwell Jackson, 2003-05; E.J. Henderson, 2000-02; Eric Barton, 1996-98; Ratcliff Thomas, 1993-95; Chuck Faucette, 1984-86) with three straight 100-tackle seasons ... set the Terps single-season interception return yards mark (152) in 2009 ... one of five players, and only linebacker, with a school record two interception returns for a touchdown (vs. NC State, 2009; vs. Miami, 2010) ... his 238 int return yards ranks second on the Maryland career chart .

As a Senior (2010): A first team All-ACC pick by ACSMA and ESPN.com ... a second team all-league pick by Rivals.com and Phil Steele ... started all 13 games at MLB ... had a team-high 117 tackles ... ranked fourth in the ACC and t-37th nationally in tackles (9.0 pg) ... on the preseason watch list for the Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy, Butkus Award and Bednarik Award ... a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy ... tied for third on the team in interceptions (two for 86 yards) ... tied for fourth on the team and first in the ACC among linebackers in pass breakups (six) ... took home the Ray Krouse Award for Most Valuable Player at the end-of-year banquet ... posted a career-high 18 stops vs. Navy (9/6) ... had five tackles in limited time against Morgan State (9/11) ... posted a game-high 16 tackles, including a career-high tying nine solos, vs. WVU (9/18) ... also forced a fumble vs. the Mountaineers ... had 10 stops vs. FIU (9/25) ... recorded eight stops against Duke (10/2) and helped break up a pass on fourth down late in the fourth quarter that essentially sealed the win for Maryland ... tied for game-high honors in tackles (nine) with Kenny Tate vs. Clemson (10/16) ... shared team-high tackles honors (eight) with Tate in the win over BC (10/23) ... named a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy leading up the Eagles game ... made six stops against Wake Forest (10/30) ... intercepted Stephen Morris in the second quarter of the Miami game (11/6) and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown, the second pick-six of his career ... intercepted Morris again in the third quarter and returned it 26 yards to set up a potential scoring drive ... also chipped in four solo tackles and a pass breakup vs. the Hurricanes ... had a game-high 11 tackles and one PBU vs. Virginia (11/13) ... posted 10 tackles, including for a loss, vs. FSU (11/20) ... recorded seven tackles, including a half a tackle for loss, against NC State (11/27) ... had five tackles and PBU in the win over East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29) ... a consensus preseason first team All-ACC selection ... a first team all-league choice by Lindy's, Blue Ribbon and Phil Steele's Preview.

As a Junior (2009): A consensus first team All-ACC choice ... started all 12 games at MLB ... had a team-high 131 tackles ... ranked second in the ACC and eighth nationally in tackles (10.9 pg) ... first team All-ACC selection by ACSMA, ESPN.com, Phil Steele Publications and College Football News ... a second team all-league choice by Rivals.com ... on the watch lists for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award ... named the team's most valuable defensive player ... recorded double-digit tackles in nine games, including six of the last seven contests ... posted 10 stops vs. James Madison (9/12) ... recorded 11 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, vs. MTSU (9/19) ... had a season-high 17 tackles vs. Rutgers (9/26), including a key stop on a fourth-and-goal play to stop a scoring drive ... ranked third on the team in tackles with seven and recorded one PBU vs. Clemson (10/3) ... game-high 11 stops, including career-best nine solo stops, vs. Wake Forest (10/10) ... recorded a game-high 14 tackles, including a season-high 2.0 tackles-for-loss, vs. Virginia (10/17) ... had 11 tackles and forced a fumble vs. Duke (10/24) ... had a game-high 14 tackles and his first career interception vs. NC State (11/7) ... picked off Russell Wilson on fourth-and-6 in the opening quarter and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown ... marked the first interception for a TD by the Maryland defense since 2006 (45 yards by Erin Henderson vs. Virginia, Oct. 14) ... had 11 tackles, including a season-high tying 2.0 TFL, vs. Virginia Tech (11/14) ... posted a season-low six tackles vs. FSU (11/21), but picked off his second pass in three games ... returned the E.J. Manuel interception 82 yards to set up a late first-half touchdown ... set the Maryland single-season interception return yards mark (152) which was held by Joe Horning (147 in 1951) ... recorded 12 tackles against Boston College (11/28) ... a consensus preseason All-ACC selection ... a first team choice by Athlon, The Sporting News and Phil Steele's preview ... a second-team selection by Lindy's.

As a Sophomore (2008): A second team All-ACC selection by AP/ACSMA ... had a team-high 133 tackles ... started all 13 games at Mike LB ... ranked second in the ACC and 13th nationally in tackles (10.2 pg) .... also ranked second in the ACC in tackles during conference play (11.9) ... posted double-digit tackles in eight games, including six of the last seven ... second on the team in TFLs (8.5) ... named team's most valuable defensive player ... made his Maryland debut and first career start vs. Delaware (8/30) ... blocked a field goal attempt in the second quarter against the Blue Hens, a first by a Terp since DL Jeremy Navarre blocked one against Florida State (10/28/06) ... had seven tackles and a fumble recovery vs. MTSU (9/6) ... tallied a game-high 10 stops, including 1.5 TFLs, against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... tallied a season-high 16 stops, in the win over No. 20 Clemson (9/27) ... had a key stop of QB Cullen Harper on a fourth-and-1 play on the Tigers' final possession ... named Raycom Sports' Player of the Game ... posted a team-best nine stops vs. Virginia (10/4) ... had a game-high 13 stops in the win over Wake Forest (10/18) ... tallied a game-high 15 tackles vs. NC State (10/25), falling just short of his career-best mark ... had a game-high 13 stops vs. Virginia Tech (11/6) ... had six tackles and his first career PBU vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... had a game-high tying 11 tackles vs. FSU (11/22) ... posted a game-high 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, vs. Boston College (11/29) ... had a game-high 12 tackles, including a season-best eight solo stops, in the win over Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) ... also set career highs in tackles for loss (2.5) and sacks (1.5) vs. the Wolf Pack.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2007): Missed the season after suffering a knee injury in preseason camp ... following an impressive spring, joined Chase Bullock atop the depth chart at Mike linebacker entering the fall ... led the team in tackles in each of the three spring scrimmages ... had 10 tackles and an interception in the Red-White Spring game ... posted the second-highest strength index among inside linebackers during spring testing

As a Freshman (2006): Redshirt season ... named defensive scout team player of the week for his work leading up to the William & Mary game.

At Seton Hall Prep School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter who played linebacker, tight end and punter ... senior statistics included 140 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception, 20 receptions for 250 yards and four touchdown receptions ... had 145 tackles, five sacks and one interception as a junior ... also caught 23 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns in `04 ... state of New Jersey Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... first team all-state by the Associated Press and Newark Star Ledger ... the 17th-rated inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... the 18th-ranked player in New Jersey and the 24th-rated middle linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... team was a state semifinalist his senior season ... also a three-year starter (power forward) for his school's basketball team ... team was ranked No. 1 in the state his junior year ... also recruited by Michigan State, Louisville, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Rutgers ... coached by John Finnegan.

Personal: Parents are Alan and Erin Wujciak ... father played offensive guard at Notre Dame during the Irish's national championship season in 1973 ... played at the same time as Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger and can be seen in the famous shot of Ruettiger shown at the end of the film ... last name is pronounced "woe-jack" ... a family science major who graduated in December, 2010.

Wujciak's Career Statistics
DefenseG-GSUTATTTTFLSacksFCFRPBUInt
2008 13-1356771338.5-261.5-90120-0
2009 12-1258731318.5-221.0-91012-152
2010 13-1343741175.0-50.0-01062-86
Total38-3815722438122.0-532.5-1831114-238

Career Highs

Tackles - 18 tackles (vs. Navy, 9/6/10)
Solo Tackles - 9 (twice: vs. WVU, 9/18/10; vs. Wake Forest, 10/10/09)
TFL - 2.0 TFL (vs. Virginia Tech, 11/14/09)
Sacks - 1.5 (vs. Nevada, 12/30/08)
Forced Fumbles - 1 (three times: vs. WVU, 9/18/10; vs. Virginia Tech, 11/14/09; vs. Duke, 10/24/09)
Fumbles Recovered - 1 (tvs. MTSU, 9/6/08)
Interceptions - 2 (vs. Miami, 11/6/10)
Long Interception Return - 82 (vs. FSU, 11/21/09)
Long Interception Return for TD - 70 (vs. NC State, 11/7/09)

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