On Haigler: Senior who made his mark primarily on special teams a year ago but could factor in at corner this season ... lone question on whether or not he will play depends on if the Terps decide to redshirt him out of need for next season ... the Maryland defensive backfield is the deepest position on the roster this year but graduates three players at season's end ... Haigler had an outstanding spring and offseason ... has good speed and strong cover skills ... an Iron Terp with better than 4.5 speed, a 345-pound bench and a 505-pound squat.
2002 (Junior): Saw action in 13 games, notching 10 tackles (eight unassisted) ... (vs. NCSU) ... had two solo tackles, including a key tackle on a punt return late in the fourth quarter to drop Jerricho Cotchery for a three-yard loss at the NCSU 11-yard line ... (vs. GT) ... notched two solo tackles ... had a bone-jarring tackle on the game's opening kickoff ... (vs. EMU) ... made a career-high three solo tackles.
Junior College: Attended Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa., where he played the 2000 and 2001 seasons under former Maryland football player Mark Duda (1979-82) ... a quick learner who has excellent speed (4.4, 10.6) and solid cover skills ... was always matched up against the opposition's top receiver ... an extremely consistent player who also works hard in the weight room, according to his coaches ... he is the third Lackawanna defensive back to transfer to Maryland in recent years, joining current Terp Jamal Chance (a former Lackawanna teammate who transferred to Maryland a year ago) and former Terp Renard Cox (1998-99) ... Cox has spent time in the NFL and World League since completing his eligibility in 1999; Chance completed his first season with the Terps in 2001 and is a senior-to-be on the Maryland roster ... because of his age, size, speed and experience, is expected to help fortify a secondary unit that was dominated by seniors last season ... Haigler, who had seven interceptions in his JC career, was considered one of Lackawanna's defensive standouts and the best corner in the conference in 2001, registering 37 solo tackles, four interceptions and three pass breakups ... earned second team Northeast Football Conference all-league honors after helping Lackawanna to a second consecutive 10-0 regular-season record and a No. 9 final national ranking ... Lackawanna finished the year 10-1 after falling to Ricks College in the Real Dairy Bowl in Pocatello, Idaho ... as a freshman in 2000, he had three interceptions, four pass breakups and 17 tackles and was a key contributor for a Lackawanna team which posted the first 10-0 regular season in school history and finished the regular season with a final No. 10 national ranking ... Lackawanna advanced to the Golden Isles Bowl Classic in Brunswick, Ga., in 2000 ... was a starter on a pair of Northeast Football Conference championship teams ... Lackawanna was 20-2 in his two seasons at the school ... a team captain as a sophomore ... listed as a "player to watch" prior to his sophomore season in the 2001 National Junior College Athletic Association football media guide ... selected Maryland over Michigan State, Auburn and Kansas State.
High School: A 2000 graduate of Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pa. ... selected to play in the Big 33 All-Star game, but did not play because of a hamstring injury.
Personal: Reuben Haigler is the son of Vanessa and Reuben Haigler, Sr. ... plans to major in marketing ... family now resides in Jonesboro, Ga.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 2002 13-0 8 2 10/0.8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0