Brandon Ross gained 100 yards on 16 carries for Maryland
No. 10 Clemson 45, Maryland 10
Maryland and William & Mary kickoff at 3:04 p.m. Saturday in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Fan Appreciation Day set for Saturday at 3 p.m. in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Maryland held a two-hour workout inside Byrd Stadium Friday morning
An athletic tight end who possesses good hands ... has played in 27 career games with four starts ... expected to see an expanded role in the fall.
As a Senior (2012): Played in all 12 games including three starts at tight end ... started at Temple (9/8) and helped Maryland rush for 144 yards ... recorded his first catch of the season at Boston College (10/27) hauling in a 13 yard pass ... had his best game of the season at Clemson (11/10) helping the Terps rush for 139 yards ... also hauled in two catches for 24 yards including a 17 yard touchdown reception.
As a Junior (2011): Played in all 12 games as a reserve tight end ... also saw time on special teams ... had his first career touchdown catch, a career-long 18-yarder, vs. Temple (9/24) ... also had a 12-yard TD reception vs. Virginia (11/5) ... also had catches vs. Notre Dame (12/12) and Wake Forest (11/19).
As a Sophomore (2010): Played in five games as a reserve tight end ... also saw time on special teams ... missed the first four games of the season due to a knee injury ... had a 12-yard kickoff return vs. Wake Forest (10/23) ... had a 14-yard reception vs. Florida State (11/20) ... also saw action vs. Clemson (10/2), BC (10/16) and East Carolina (12/29) ... his 40 time of 4.58 in the spring ranked third all-time among TEs, behind Terp NFL players Vernon Davis and Ferrell Edmunds.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2009): Started the final four games of the season at tight end ... played in 10 of 12 games on the year ... did not see action vs. Cal (9/5) or Virginia (10/17) ... had a career-best two catches for 13 yards vs. NC State (11/7) ... also had two receptions vs. Florida State (11/21) ... posted the highest strength index (749) in school history (among tight ends) in summer testing ... also posted the third-best all-time squat (615) among tight ends in the spring.
As a Freshman (2008): Served a redshirt season ... earned scout team offensive player of the week leading into the NC State game (10/25) ... entered school in January and participated in spring practice.
At Hargrave Military Academy (2007): Ranked No. 9 overall nationally among prep players by Rivals.com ... had a 73-yard TD reception in a 30-0 win over Robert Morris ... had three catches for 67 yards in a 22-12 loss to Louisburg College ... had one catch for 18 yards in a 37-20 loss to Tennessee ... originally signed with the Terps in February, 2007, but attended the Chatham, Va., school that fall ... coached by Robert Prunty.
At Forestville Military Academy: A solid two-way player who started as a junior and senior at both tight end and linebacker ... one of the top recruits in the nation ... a SuperPrep All-American ... labeled a four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 4 on SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 36 and No. 4 on Rivals.com's Maryland 15 ... also ranked No. 12 nationally among tight ends by Scouts, Inc. and No. 15 by Rivals.com ... a 2006 first team All-Met selection on defense ... posted 31 receptions for 1,145 yards and 13 TDs as a senior in leading his team to the Maryland 1A South Region final. ... also had 72 tackles, including four sacks, and three interceptions ... posted 20 receptions for 768 yards with 10 touchdowns as a junior ... chipped in 62 tackles, including seven sacks, in 2005 ... also a standout in basketball, averaging over 22 points per game as a senior ... received offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Syracuse ... coached by Charles Harley.
Personal: Parents are Celestine Young and David Samuel ... earned a spot on the Forestville honor roll as a freshman and senior ... majoring in family science.