A former walk-on who turned himself into an All-ACC performer and one of the top place-kickers in school history ... had never played football prior to his arrival in College Park ... a two-year starter ... started the final 24 games of his career ... ranked among the top-20 nationally in field goals as a junior and senior ... ended his career ranked ninth on the Terps career scoring list (170) and sixth on the kick-scoring chart ... his 37 field goals rank tied for fifth on the school's career chart ... ranks fifth on Maryland's field-goal percentage list (74.0) ... closed the 2006 season going 13-for-14 on field-goal attempts, including the game-winner at Clemson ... hard worker who improved both his consistency and range the last two years ... bench presses nearly twice his body weight (290 pounds).
2006 (Senior): An honorable mention All-ACC performer after starting all 13 games ... finished tied for ninth nationally (second in the ACC) in field goals per game (1.54) ... his 20 field goals were tied for seventh-most in the country and were third-most in school history, matching his total from 2005 ... ranked tied for 35th in the country in scoring (7.1 ppg) ... that tally was tied for 21st (second in the ACC) among place-kickers ... his 92 total points rank eighth on the Terps all-time single-season list and third among place-kickers ... ranked second in the ACC with an 80 percent field-goal percentage (20 of 25) ... that mark ranks No. 5 on the Terps all-time single-season list ... tabbed the team's Top Special Teams Performer ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... connected on 1 of 2 field goal attempts ... his lone miss, a 47-yard attempt, snapped a career-best string of 13-straight made field goals ... (vs. WF) ... connected on his lone attempt from 26 yards ... (vs. BC) ... connected on all three FG attempts from 29, 37, and 46 yards ... the 46-yarder tied his career long ... (vs. Miami) ... connected on both extra point attempts ... (vs. Clemson) ... sealed the victory with his 31-yard field goal as time expired ... also connected on his other attempt, which came in the second half from 31 yards ... tabbed the ACC Special Teams Player of the Week ... (vs. FSU) ... connected on both FG tries from 38 and 39 yards on a night with howling winds ... also was 3-for-3 on PATs ... (vs. NC St.) ... had a stellar 4-for-4 day kicking, connecting on his attempts from 18, 27, 32 and 40 yards ... also drilled both of his extra point tries ... earned ACC Special Teams Player of the Week and was named one of the Lou Groza Award National Stars of the Week ... (vs. UVA) ... converted 3-of-3 extra point attempts ... missed his lone field goal attempt from 30 yards wide right ... (vs. GT) ... had a perfect day kicking, connecting on three attempts from 18, 32, and 46 yards ... the 46-yarder bested his career-long by a yard ... also nailed both extra-point attempts ... (vs. FIU) ... connected on both extra-point attempts ... missed his lone field goal attempt, a 47-yarder which sailed wide left ... (vs. WVU) ... connected on his lone field goal attempt from 28 yards ... also was 3-for-3 on extra points ... (vs. W&M) ... scored nine points, connecting on both his field goal attempts and all three PATs.
2005 (Junior): The starting place-kicker in all 11 games ... was 17-of-25 with a long of 45 yards in his first season as the starter ... opened the season hitting his first 11 field-goal attempts ... finished fourth in the ACC and 19th in NCAA in field goals per game (1.55) ... (at UNC) ... made the game-winning field goal in overtime, putting the Terps up 33-30 after they started the extra session with the ball ... connected from 37 yards out to tie the score at 10 late in the first half ... was 2-for-4 on field goals for the game... (at FSU) ... was 2-for-2 on field goals ... nailed a 40-yard field goal to open the second half scoring ... hit from 35 yards out to put Maryland up 27-21 early in the fourth quarter ... (at TU) ... was successful from 24 yards out to put the Terps on the scoreboard in the first quarter ... had his first unsuccessful field goal attempt of the season, a 38-yard try late in the third quarter ... (vs. UVa) ... drilled 45-yard field goal in the third quarter, the longest of his career ... converted all six of his extra point attempts ... (at WFU) ... successful on all three field goal attempts ... connected from 23, 25 and 37 yards out ... (vs. Navy) ... was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals in his first game as Maryland's placekicker ... hit from 26, 27 and 40 yards.
2004 (Sophomore): Served as the team's backup placekicker but did not see game action.
2003 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in two games ... attempted no field goals but converted all four PATs he attempted on the season.
2002 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 2002 graduate of Glenelg (Md.) High School ... did not play football as a prep ... earned letters as a junior and senior in soccer and track & field ... was his soccer team's most valuable midfielder as a senior ... member of the state champion 4x800-meter relay team ... member of SGA, the Art Club and Christian Fellowship as a prep.
Personal: Daniel Ennis was born on August 31, 1984 in Baltimore, Md. ... son of Danny and Rebecca Ennis ... majoring in history ... a Terp fan growing up, he lists running out of the locker room in full uniform for the first time at Byrd Stadium as his biggest athletic thrill.
Ennis' Career Statistics
Kicking G-GS FG-A XP-A 01-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg. Pts. 2003 2-0 0-0 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 -- 4 2004 DNP 2005 11-11 17-25 23-25 8-8 6-9 3-8 0-0 45 74 2006 13-13 20-25 32-32 8-8 9-11 3-6 0-0 46 92 Career 25-23 37-50 59-61 16-16 15-20 6-14 0-0 46 170