On Whitmer: Senior letterman who has appeared in 31 career games, mostly on special teams … was one of the surprises of spring as his extra offseason work seemed to have paid off in his play … finished spring practice battling for a starting WR spot … one of the best conditioned athletes on this year’s team … a walk-on three seasons ago who has lettered in each of the 1998, 1999 and 2000 seasons while playing on offense, defense and special teams … a two-sport athlete who also excels in baseball … played wide receiver as a freshman, was slotted at free safety during the 1999 season and moved back to offense during 2000 spring drills.
2000 (Junior): Saw action in 10 of 11 games, mostly on special teams … recorded one solo tackle … led the Terrapin baseball team with a .361 average in 22 games and nine starts in the outfield.
1999 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, though mostly on special teams … had one fumble recovery.
1998 (Freshman): Saw limited action in all 11 games … three tackles.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md. … three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball … played strong safety and wide receiver while helping lead his team to 13-1 and 8-2 records as a junior and senior … team captain and Southern Maryland Athletic Conference MVP as a senior … was second team All-Met … played in state championship game at Byrd Stadium as a junior vs. Damascus High … had 976 yards receiving on offense, and registered 102 tackles with six interceptions on defense … was an all-conference selection as a point guard in basketball … was team captain and league MVP in baseball while batting .450 and exhibiting speed and a strong arm in center field … played in the Crown All-Star baseball game at Camden Yards in Baltimore as a senior … prepped first two years at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Personal: Daryl Justin Whitmer was born January 10, 1980 … son of Helen-Claire and Lyn Whitmer … stepmother is Pat Whitmer … father, Lyn, is in the Navy … brother, Duane, was a swimmer at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis … majoring in criminology and criminal justice … favorite athlete is Deion Sanders because he is a two-sport star.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 1998 11-0 1 2 3/0.3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 1999 10-0 0 0 0/0.0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2000 10-0 1 0 1/0.1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 Totals 31-0 2 2 4/0.1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0
Whitmer Up Close
Someday I would like to take a trip to: Hawaii, because I like the beach and the beautiful scenery
The word that best describes me is: Real
Person I most admire is: My father
My ambition after football is: To play professional baseball
One word to describe Coach Friedgen: Precise