On Dickerson: Player in his final year at Maryland who has played both linebacker and fullback the last few years ... was primarily a rush end in third-down situations last year but will likely spend more time on offense this year, entering fall as the starting fullback ... hard-nosed player who has dramatically improved his size and strength since enrolling at Maryland ... has good instincts and likes to hit ... an Iron Terp in 2004 with a 400-pound bench and 515-pound squat ... did not test in 2005 due to injury.
2004 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, seeing time on defense and offense ... posted 10 tackles (four solo) with a half-TFL and two QB hurries ... (vs. WFU) ... sealed a defender to the outside to spring Mario Merrills on his longest run of the day (nine yards) ... (vs. FSU) ... finished with two tackles and a QB hurry ... forced QB Chris Rix to throw the ball away with pressure from his defensive end position in the fourth quarter ... (vs. GT) ... made a key block on Sammy Maldonado's two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, sealing defenders to the inside.
2003 (Junior): Saw action in all but one game (Florida State) ... finished the season with four tackles (two unassisted) and one forced fumble ... played on both offense and defense during the same game against Eastern Michigan, West Virginia, and The Citadel ... (at NCSU) ... forced a fumble on the last play of the game, a huge hit on T.A. McLendon that jarred the ball loose, ending NC State's hopes ... (vs. Duke) ... recorded his first two tackles of the season (one solo).
2002 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, starting one, while working at linebacker and on special teams ... finished with 18 tackles (eight unassisted) with a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries ... (vs. GT) ... made first career start ... finished with six tackles (two solo) ... had one pass breakup ... (vs. FSU) ... credited with a quarterback hurry on a solid hit that knocked Florida State QB Chris Rix temporarily out of the game in the fourth quarter ... (vs. Akron) ... ranked among the top Terp tacklers with six ... recorded three solo tackles in his first career game action.
2001 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... named defensive scout team Player of the Year (along with safety Madieu Williams) for his work on the practice field.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and 2001 graduate of Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md. ... a three-year varsity starter who saw playing time at linebacker and running back ... had 80 tackles, six sacks and one interception as a senior ... scored four TDs in '00 (two rush, one reception, and one fumble recovery) ... had 63 tackles and three sacks as a junior ... also ran for more than 250 yards in '99 ... earned his team's Hammer Award as a senior as NHS's hardest hitter ... named to the Maryland team which plays Virginia in the Super 44 all-star game between prep standouts from the two states ... also played in the Prince George's County All-Star Game ... helped Northwestern to its first-ever playoff game in his junior season ... NHS went 10-2 that season ... lettered in basketball as well ... was recruited by UMass, Marshall and Howard ... high school coach was Ed Shields.
Personal: Ricardo Dickerson was born July 10, 1982 ... is the son of Sonya Dickerson and Ricky Kelly ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT/Avg TFL Sacks Int 2002 11-1 8 10 18/1.6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2003 12-0 2 2 4/0.3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2004 11-0 4 6 10/0.9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0-0 Career 34-0 14 18 32/0.9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0-0