Champs Sports Bowl
Maryland 14, Miami 13 - November 11, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
Maryland 28, Virginia 26 - October 14, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
A veteran fifth-year quarterback who in 2006 guided the team to its best season since 2003 ... a hard-working player with good size and strength ...a two-year starter ... earned all-conference honors as a senior ... MVP of the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl ... fourth quarterback in school history to throw for over 5,000 yards, joining Scott Milanovich (1992-95), Boomer Esiason (1981-83) and Scott McBrien (2002-03) on that list... ranks fourth in Terps history in career passing yards (5,139) and fourth in total offense (5,114) ... ranks third in career attempts (679), third in completions (417), third in completion percentage (61.4), sixth in passing efficiency (130.9), fourth in TD passes (28), tied for seventh in TDs responsible for with 32 (28 passing/four rushing) ... his 130.9 passing efficiency is 22nd all-time in ACC history ... three-time Iron Terp ... did not test in 2006 due to shoulder rehabilitation ... strength numbers in index (701), power clean (320), vertical jump (33-1/2) and squat (655) recorded in past seasons set team records for a quarterback ... played in the 2007 Inta Juice North-South All-Star Classic in Houston, completing 8 of 12 passes for 90 yards with one interception playing for the North squad ... also played in the inaugural Texas vs. the Nation all-star game (Feb. 2) where he completed 2 of 5 passes and one touchdown, a 28-yarder to Ryan Moore just before halftime.
2006 (Senior): An honorable mention All-ACC quarterback ... ranked 42nd nationally and third in the league in passing efficiency (131.0 rating) ... second in the ACC (51st nationally) in passing yards per game (182.4) ... also third in the league and 60th nationally in total offense (183.5 ypg) ... his career-high 61.9 completion percentage ranks sixth in school history and is the highest single-season effort for a Terps' QB since Scott Milanovich in 1995 (.665 in 7 games) ... his 15 touchdown passes rank tied for fifth on the school's single-season chart ... ranked tied for 45th in the nation in completions per game (15.6) ... his 328 pass attempts rank seventh in school history for one season ... 203 completions are fifth on the single-season chart and his 2,371 yards are 11th ... threw for over 200 yards in four of the final five games ... named the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player ... a member of the preseason watch list for the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... completed 15 of 24 passes for 223 yards with two TDs and no interceptions, earning game MVP honors ... his passing efficiency (168.05) was his third-highest total of the season ... gave the team a commanding 21-0 lead late in the second quarter with a 46-yard TD strike to Darrius Heyward-Bey ... (vs. WF) ... completed 14-of-26 passes with one touchdown ... also rushed three times for two yards ... (vs. BC) ... completed a career-high 27-of-42 passes for a season-high 249 yards and rushed three times for 10 yards ... (vs. Miami) ... entered the school record books with the longest pass play in Maryland history with his 96-yard strike to Heyward-Bey for the game's deciding touchdown ... finished his day 11-for-16 with 202 yards and two TDs ... (vs. Clemson) ... completed 23-of-34 passes for 247 yards with one TD ... at one point in the game, had completed 12 consecutive passes ... also rushed for 11 yards, including a crucial fourth-down conversion on the game-winning drive ... (vs. FSU) ... connected on 12-of-20 passes for 131 yards and a career-high tying three touchdowns ... the three-TD effort equaled his outing vs. North Carolina (Nov. 12, 2005) ... (vs. NC St.) ... had a very efficient day passing, completing 7-of-9 attempts for 115 yards and a touchdown on a four-yard pass to Josh Allen ... his efficiency rating of 221.78 was a season-high ... also put up career numbers rushing, with seven attempts for 62 yards, including a 20-yard dash that set up a TD ... (vs. UVA) ... led the team to the biggest comeback in 13 years, completing 17-of-28 attempts for 171 yards ... scored on a 3-yard rush around the right tackle ... (vs. GT) ... had one of his strongest offensive outings this season, completing 16-of-24 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown ... his 57-yard strike to Heyward-Bey gave the Terps the ball inside the 10-yard line late in the fourth quarter (vs. FIU) ... completed 17-of-30 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns ... longest play was a 21-yard throw to Josh Allen in the second quarter ... connected with Allen earlier in the game on a screen for a 14-yard TD ... found Isaiah Williams in the end zone for a five-yard TD with 10 seconds remaining in the first half ... (vs. WVU) ... completed 24-of-45 passes for 211 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions ... connected with Joey Haynos for a six-yard score, his first TD pass of the season ... later found Isaiah Williams for a 35-yard touchdown strike ... (vs. W&M) ... completed 9-of-14 passes for 153 yards with no TDs or interceptions ... set up all three of the Terps's scores with long passes (a 42-yarder to TE Joey Haynos and a 38-yarder to Danny Oquendo in the first quarter and a 47-yarder to Isaiah Williams in the second).
2005 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, starting 10 ... was injured for lone non-start (Florida State) ... finished the season 192-of-315 for a career-high 2,539 yards with 13 TDs and 15 interceptions ... yardage total ranks sixth for a single season in school history ... his 315 attempts and 192 completions each rank eighth on the school's single-season list ... ranked fourth in the conference in total offense with a career-high 229.2 yards per game ... stood second in the league in passing yards per game (230.8) .... was fifth in the ACC in passing efficiency (132.8) ... that mark ranks 12th on the Terps single-season chart ... threw for over 200 yards in eight games, including the final three ... (at UNC) ... was 19-for-32 for a career-high 374 yards and career-best three touchdowns ... hit Jo Jo Walker (67 yards down the middle) and Danny Melendez (80 yards on 1st-and-10, down the right sideline) to give Maryland the lead late in the fourth ... the pass was new a career long and Maryland's longest play from scrimmage on the year ... connected with Vernon Davis for a 24-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second half ... (at FSU) ... did not start in an effort to rest his sprained left shoulder ... entered the game on second down of the final drive of the first quarter, replacing starter Joel Statham ... was forced back out after just five snaps due to injury (back) ... completed his only pass attempt of the day, to Vernon Davis for 29 yards ... (vs. VT) ... finished 14-of-30 for 158 yards and a touchdown, playing through a shoulder that was sprained in the first half ... went 22 yards on an option to pick up a first down on second-and-15 in the first quarter ... (at TU) ... was 19-of-29 for 228 yards ... plunged into the end zone for his second rushing touchdown of the season with 7:45 left in the third quarter ... (vs. UVa) ... threw two touchdowns and set then-career highs in passing yards with 320 and completions with 25 on 33 attempts ... hit Danny Melendez in the back of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown strike to give the Terps their first lead of the day ... found Vernon Davis in the end zone from 24 yards out in the second quarter ... (vs. WVU) ... finished the day 20-for-31 for 291 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions ... sparked the Terp offense in the second half, leading two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to close the gap from 15 to two ... (vs. CU) ... was 18-for-28 with two touchdowns and 288 yards ... scored first career rushing touchdown, a one-yard dive in the second quarter to give Terps their first lead of the day ... (vs. Navy) ... threw for 217 yards and a touchdown in the win ... engineered Maryland's game-winning scoring drive, starting at their own 18 with 4:43 remaining and moving the Terps 82 yards in 3:42 ... capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Drew Weatherly.
2004 (Sophomore): Played in three games, starting the season finale against Wake Forest ... was 22-for-36 for 229 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions ... (vs. WFU) ... went 16-for-27 for 164 yards with no TDs or interceptions ... (at VT) ... played well when called upon late in the game, going 5-for-8 for 53 yards.
2003 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw limited action in one game (The Citadel) ... did not record any statistics.
2002 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... named offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice the week of the Virginia game.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, Pa., where he played for his father, Jeff ... in his two seasons as a starter, he completed 168 of 308 (.545) passes for 2,754 yards and 26 touchdowns ... he also rushed 57 times for 140 yards and 11 scores ... as a senior, he led Pennridge to an 8-3 record, including four come-from-behind victories that were decided in the final minute of play ... two of those victories came on the road against perennial Pennsylvania powers North Penn and Central Bucks West ... passed for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2001 ... earned a host of awards and honors following his senior season, including the Maxwell Award (one of 25 students-athletes in Philadelphia and South Jersey areas), first team all-area by the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer, first team All-National Conference and third team all-state by the Pennyslvania Football News ... a preseason and postseason SuperPrep all-region choice ... nominated to play in the Big 33 all-star game ... as a junior, passed for 1,504 yards while throwing about 10 times per game for a team that totaled 2,500 yards rushing ... was an all-league baseball player as a junior ... also recruited by Michigan State, Illinois and Pittsburgh.
Personal: Samuel Hollenbach was born September 9, 1983 in Doylestown, Pa. ... son of Jeff and Elizabeth Hollenbach ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... would like to take his degree and combine it with his interest in cars ... his father, Jeff, was a quarterback at the University of Illinois (1973 and '74) as well as at Pennridge ... had a 3.93 grade-point average and was a member of the National Honor Society as a prep ... also served as the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in high school... pronounced "HALL-en-bock."
Hollenbach's Career Statistics
Passing G-GS Att Comp Int Yds Pct TD LP 2003 1-0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 2004 3-1 36 22 0 229 .611 0 21 2005 11-10 315 192 15 2,539 .610 13 80 2006 13-13 328 203 11 2,371 .619 15 96 Career 28-24 679 417 26 5,139 .614 28 96