As a Sophomore (2011): Played in eight games with five starts, all at defensive end … took over as the starter for the final five games … tied for fourth on the team in sacks (2.5) … had two tackles and a forced fumble vs. Florida State (10/22) … posted a career-best four tackles, including one sack, vs. Notre Dame (11/12) … had three tackles, including one sack, vs. NC State (11/26).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in the first two games as a reserve defensive end … injured his right knee on his lone play vs. Morgan State (9/11) … had surgery in October and missed the remainder of the season.
As a Freshman (2009): Redshirt season.
At Northwest High School: A top-notch outside linebacker … also played tight end for the Jaguars, starting his final two seasons … ranked No. 39 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 54 … rated the 63rd-best strongside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com … rated 89th nationally at outside linebacker according to Rivals … recorded 39 tackles, including 9.0 TFLs, six quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a senior in his only season playing on the defensive side of the ball … caught 25 passes for 372 yards and three TDs at tight end … also punted 16 times for a 28.5-yard average … helped the Jaguars (7-4) reach the playoffs … earned first team All-County 4A honors in 2008 … contributed 15 catches for 242 yards and three TDs as a junior in 2007 … also participated in track & field in high school, running sprints and throwing shot put … clocked at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash … also considered West Virginia, East Carolina, Buffalo and Akron … coached by Andrew Fields.
Personal: Parents are Scott and Jennifer Whitfield … was coached by his father in various sports throughout childhood … chose Maryland because of the academic programs and the team’s family-like environment … lists Vernon Davis as his favorite all-time Terp … an American studies major.Career Highs
Tackles - 4 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
Solo Tackles - 2 (vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
TFL - 1.0 (three times: vs. NC State, 11/26; vs. Wake Forest, 11/19; vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
Sacks - 1.0 (two times: vs. NC State, 11/26; vs. Notre Dame, 11/12/11)
PBU - 1 (vs. Florida State, 10/22/11)
Fumbles Forced - 1 (vs. Florida State, 10/22/11)