An anchor in the middle of the defensive line who provided senior leadership in 2006 ... a three-year starter who was a member of the 2006 preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy ... a powerful player with the ability to get upfield while playing the pass as well as the run ... has a quick first step and gets a good push into the offensive line ... his 44 career games played, including 29 starts, were tops among the defensive lineman though 2006 season ... played for the Aina team in the 2007 Hula Bowl ... an Iron Terp with, at 303 pounds, the second-highest strength index on the team (a measure of pound-for-pound strength).
2006 (Senior): Played in all 13 games at defensive tackle, including nine starts ... tallied 35 stops on the season, including 3.5 tackles for loss .... a preseason second-team All-ACC choice by Athlon and The Sporting News ... also tabbed the No. 16-rated defensive tackle in the nation by The Sporting News entering the season ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... recorded four tackles, including a sack in ...(vs. WF) ... posted three tackles (one solo) ... (vs. BC) ... recorded two tackles ... (vs. Miami) ... posted a season-high five tackles (one solo) ... (vs. Clemson) ... notched three solo tackles ... (vs. FSU) ... recorded three tackles, with one solo tackle going for a three-yard loss ... also broke up a pass, a near-interception late in the fourth quarter ... (vs. NC St.) ... posted two tackles (one solo) ... (vs. UVA) ... notched one solo tackle ... (vs. GT) ... posted two tackles, one solo ... (vs. FIU) ... notched three tackles, one solo and one TFL ... (vs. MT) ... recorded four tackles, one unasssisted ... also recorded a half sack along with Wesley Jefferson in the second quarter, forcing fourth down ... (vs. W&M) ... finished with one solo tackle and two QB hurries.
2005 (Junior): Started all 11 games at nose tackle, posting 38 tackles (17 solo), including career-highs in tackles for loss (5.5) and sacks (5.0) ... led the team in sacks and tied for third in TFLs ... led all Terp linemen in tackles ... (vs. NCSU) ... had one tackle, including his fifth sack of the season ... (vs. BC) ... was in on five tackles, including his fourth sack of the season ... also forced a fumble ... (at FSU) ... registered three tackles, including one TFL ... teamed with D'Qwell Jackson for a loss of four yards on a Lorenzo Booker sweep... (vs. UVa) ... registered three tackles, including one for a loss ... sacked QB Marques Hagans for a loss of four yards in the third quarter ... (at WFU) ... recorded three tackles ... fell on a Chris Davis fumble with 3:22 to go in the first half, setting up the Terps for 1st-and-10 at the Wake Forest 15-yard line ... (vs. WVU) ... was around the ball all game, registering a sack and forcing a fumble while making three tackles ... (vs. CU) ... finished with five tackles, including three solos ... fought through the middle of the line to sack QB Charlie Whitehurst, forcing fourth-and-long.
2004 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games, starting 10 at defensive tackle ... finished the season with 27 tackles (nine solo) ... tied for third on the team with 2.5 sacks ... also had five TFLs, batted down a pass and posted five QB hurries ... (vs. FSU) ... recorded one tackle, a half-sack and a half-TFL ... contained QB Wyatt Sexton before combining with David Holloway for a five-yard sack early in the third quarter ... (vs. NCSU) ... finished with four tackles (one solo) and two TFLs for four yards ... (at Duke) ... recorded three tackles (two solo) and a sack ... sacked Mike Schneider for a loss of four yards on a third-and-6 in the second quarter ... (at WVU) ... had a career-high six tackles (three solo) in his first career start ... recorded his second career sack.
2003 (Freshman): Saw spot duty in nine games ... finished the season with seven tackles, two TFLs and one sack ... (vs. CU) ... recorded his first career sack in the second quarter as he powered his way to the QB for a loss of three yards ... finished with two tackles (one solo) ... (vs. The Citadel) ... recorded the first two tackles of his collegiate career (one solo) ... bulled through the line in the third quarter to record a tackle for a loss of two yards ... (at FSU) ... saw his first action as a Terp.
High School: A 2003 graduate of St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. ... two-way starter who played both offensive tackle and defensive tackle ... as a senior in 2002, was a first team All-Met (defense) choice and first team All-WCAC selection in addition to being named all-area by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. ... was named to the SuperPrep All-America team as a defensive lineman ... averaged closed to 85 snaps per game while playing both ways ... led his team in tackles and sacks and was the top player on a defense that held the opposition to an average of 14.5 ppg ... as a junior, recorded 55 tackles, 14 sacks and caused two fumbles on his way to earning all-city honors on both sides of the ball ... also was named second team All-Met by The Washington Post ... an outstanding wrestler who was 48-4 with 44 pins as a junior ... considered at least 14 scholarship offers, including Ohio State, Boston College, Florida, Tennessee and Penn State, among others ... high school coach as a senior was former Maryland offensive line coach Elliot Uzelac.
Personal: Conrad Bolston was born January 9, 1985 ... the son of Adria and Norman Bolston ... enjoys reading science fiction ... majoring in environmental science and policy-environmental politics.
Bolston's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2003 9-0 4 3 7 2.0-5 1.0-3 0 0 0 0 2004 11-10 9 18 27 5.0-20 2.5-16 0 0 1 0 2005 11-11 17 21 38 5.5-32 5.0-30 2 1 0 0 2006 13-9 12 23 35 3.5-17 1.5-12 0 0 1 0 Career 44-30 42 65 107 16.0-74 10.0-52 2 1 1 0