On McPhearson: Fifth-year senior who enters 2005 as the starter at field cornerback ... fastest player on the team and certainly one of the fastest, if not the fastest, in the ACC ... despite a strong junior season, still has not seemingly reached his potential ... named All-ACC in indoor track for his third-place finish at the 2005 ACC Indoor Championships ... school record-holder with a 6.73 in the 60-meter dash, breaking the mark of Renaldo Nehemiah ... an Iron Terp who also posted a 42-inch vertical jump, 365-pound bench press and 515-pound squat ... vertical jump is a Terp record for a defensive back and his 40 time of 4.21, posted this past spring, is the fastest ever by any Maryland player (regardless of position).
2004 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, starting six ... finished the season with 38 tackles (24 solo) and a team-high 11 PBUs ... tied for fifth in the ACC with 1.00 passes defended per game ... also added a sack and one TFL ... (vs. WFU) ... had four tackles and two PBUs ... forced a turnover on downs late in the fourth quarter, knocking away a downfield pass intended for Jason Anderson ... (vs. FSU) ... finished with three tackles and two PBUs ... stepped in front of a crossing route to knock away a third-down pass away in the fourth quarter ... knocked a Chris Rix pass down in the end zone on a third down to force a 52-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter (which was no good) ... (at CU) ... notched four tackles (two solo) ... was involved in several controversial plays ... (vs. NCSU) ... set a career high with seven tackles to go along with two PBUs ... hit Bobby Washington to ensure an incompletion on a 3rd-and-9 in the fourth quarter, forcing NC State to punt ... prevented a touchdown by knocking down a pass in the corner of the end zone in the fourth quarter ... (vs. GT) ... tallied three tackles (two solo) with one PBU ... ran down TB P.J. Daniels in the third quarter, preventing a touchdown as he was the last defender on the play ... (vs. TU) ... finished with five tackles (four solo) while recording the first sack of his career along with one PBU in his first career start ... blitzed and laid a punishing hit on QB Walter Washington from the blind side, causing a loss of eight yards in the first quarter ... (vs. NIU) ... recorded four tackles (three solo) against the Huskies ... made up a five-yard deficit to catch A.J. Harris from behind in the third quarter, saving a touchdown on the play.
2003 (Sophomore): Saw action in the first two games of the season, recording one tackle.
2002 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 13 games, playing primarily on special teams ... finished the season with 16 tackles (13 solo), one pass breakup and one interception ... All-ACC Freshman Team by The Sporting News ... (at Duke) ... had three tackles (two solo) ... (at WVU) ... made first career INT to halt a late Mountaineer scoring drive.
2001 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 2001 graduate of Howard High School in Ellicott City, Md. ... as a senior, rushed 117 times for 825 yards, caught 10 passes for 228 yards, and scored 11 touchdowns ... on defense, totaled 43 tackles and two interceptions ... as a junior, rushed for 1,423 yards and scored 18 touchdowns ... was named Associated Press Small School all-state honorable mention as a defensive back as a senior ... named to SuperPrep's all-region team ... a preseason Mid-Atlantic all-region choice by PrepStar ... played his final season of prep ball at Howard High School after transferring from Cardinal Gibbons in Baltimore ... was also recruited by Boston College and Virginia ... high school coach was Vince Parnell.
Personal: Gerrick McPhearson was born December 29, 1983 ... son of Kim and Gerrick McPhearson ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice ... father played defensive back at Boston College and with the New England Patriots ... brother, Derrick, is a freshman football player at the University of Illinois.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT/Avg TFL Sacks Int 2002 13-0 13 3 16/1.2 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-14 2003 2-0 1 0 1/0.5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2004 11-6 24 14 38/3.5 1.0-8 1.0-8 0-0 Career 26-6 38 17 55/2.1 1.0-8 1.0-8 1-14