A talented offensive tackle who possesses an ideal combination of size and athleticism ... started 17 of his final 21 games at either left or right tackle ... had a tremendous campaign in his first season at the collegiate level, not allowing a single sack from his left tackle position ... player who is naturally very strong and has yet to reach his physical potential ... in the spring of 2006, set the school record for an offensive lineman with a 36-inch vertical jump ... sat out the spring of 2007 to concentrate on academics ... later declared ineligible to play in the 2007 season ... applied for entry into the 2007 NFL Supplemental Draft on June 28.
as a Sophomore (2006): Played in 12 games at right tackle, starting nine ... opened holes for running backs Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore, who eached rushed for over 700 yards on the season ... part of an offensive line which allowed just 19 sacks, the second-lowest total in the ACC ... (vs. PU in the Champs Sports Bowl) ... saw action in 38 plays, helping the Terps post a season-high 429 yards of total offense ... (vs. WF) ... played on 38 plays with one big block ... (vs. BC) ... saw action on 10 plays ... (vs. Miami) ... started and recorded one big block in 32 plays ... (vs. Clemson) ... played and notched three big blocks on 56 plays ... (vs. FSU) ... started and notched a team-high three big blocks ... (vs. NC St.) ... started and posted two big blocks on 50 plays ... (vs. UVA) ... was in on 58 plays with two big blocks ... (vs. GT) ... started and was in on 55 plays with one big block ... (vs. FIU) ... started at right tackle and posted two big blocks in 64 plays ... did not allow a sack ... (vs. WVU) ... appeared on 74 plays at right tackle with two big blocks ... (vs. WM) ... did not play in the season opener ... member of the 2006 preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy ... a consensus preseason All-ACC choice ... ranked No. 7 nationally in the preseason among offensive tackles by The Sporting News.
as a Freshman (2005): Saw action in all 11 games, starting the last eight at left tackle ... named a third team Freshman All-American by College Football News and honorable mention by The Sporting News ... finished the season with a 1.122 grade, second-highest on the team ... did not allow a sack in 583 offensive plays (all at left tackle) ... was whistled for just two penalties all year ... (at NC St.) ... on a day the team struggled in pass protection (six sacks), gave up no sacks and managed two pancake blocks and no penalties in 70 offensive plays ... (vs. BC) ... was in on 83 plays ... did not allow a sack and recorded two pancake blocks ... (at UNC) ... was team's highest-rated blocker on 77 plays ... yielded no sacks and has just one missed assignment ... cleared a hole on the right side for Lance Ball for a 13-yard gain in the first quarter ... opened up a similar seam later in the quarter, setting up a 10-yard Ball pickup... (at FSU) ... was in for all 65 plays ... did not allow any sacks and credited with a pair of big blocks ... (vs. VT) ... was team's second-highest rated lineman ... in on a team-high 64 plays ... credited with a team-high tying three big blocks ... made a big block on LB Xavier Adibi to open up a hole for Lance Ball on a 12-yard pickup where he knocked the star linebacker two yards out of bounds ... (vs. UVA) ... started and was in on a team-high 80 plays ... credited with three big blocks ... was second on the team with three pancake blocks ... allowed no sacks and was whistled for no penalties ... (at WFU) ... made first career start at left tackle ... did not allow a sack and was credited with one big block.
at Hargrave Military Academy: Started every game at right tackle ... a four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 3 prep school prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... recruited out of prep school by Penn State and Virginia Tech ... coached by Robert Prunty.
at Eleanor Roosevelt High School: Played just one season of football and started along the defensive line ... played basketball for three years before going out for football for the first time as a senior ... played defensive tackle and tight end for one of the top teams in the state ... recorded 89 tackles, including nine sacks, and one forced fumble while batting down four passes at the line of scrimmage ... was primarily a blocking tight end, but finished the season with three receptions for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... earned significant postseason honors despite playing only one year ... ranked as the 36th-best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... an honorable mention All-Met selection by the Washington Post ... a SuperPrep All-American and Mid-Atlantic all-region pick ... a PrepStar honorable mention selection ... selected to play for Maryland in the Super 44 all-star game ... first team all-league and all-county ... team posted a 12-1 record in 2003, losing its only game of the season in the 4A state semifinals ... lettered four years in basketball ... was a major D-I recruit in basketball ... had verbally committed to South Carolina in hoops before deciding to play football ... also recruited in football by Florida, Georgia, Pittsburgh and Clemson ... coached by Rick Houchens.
Personal: Born March 18, 1986 ... parents are Joyce Gaither and David Suggs ... was enrolled in the college of letters and sciences.