A five-year player who served as a backup at LEO, a hydrid defensive end/linebacker position, as a senior ... physical player who is tough against the run and in one-on-one situations ... played in 24 career games, including two starts ... sat out all of 2006 with a knee injury ... was cleared for workouts toward the end of spring 2007 practice.
as a Senior (2007): Played in 11 games as a reserve at LEO ... had six tackles on the season ... nominated for the Brian Piccolo Award which is presented to the most courageous ACC football player ... (vs. OSU in the Emerald Bowl) ... played as a reserve but did not record any stats ... (vs. NCSU) ... had one tackle ... (vs. FSU) ... played and had one tackle ... (vs. BC) ... recorded a tackle in his final game at Byrd ... (vs. UNC) ... assisted on one tackle for a loss of three yards ... (vs. Clemson) ... played but did not record any stats ... (vs. UVA) ... played and made one tackle ... (vs. GT) ... played and recorded one tackle ... (vs. RU) ... played but did not record any stats ... (vs. WFU) ... did not see game action ... (vs. WVU) ... did not see game action ... (vs. FIU) ... played but did not record any statistics ... (vs. Villanova) ... played but did not record any stats.
as a Junior (2006): Missed the season with a knee injury.
as a Sophomore (2005): Saw action in all 11 games as a reserve defensive end ... registered 18 tackles, seven of which were unassisted ... (vs. BC) ... notched a pair of tackles, including one solo stop ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded two tackles ... (vs. Navy) ... notched a career-high eight tackles in his first career start ... stood up a Navy ball carrier at the line on opening drive of the second half, clearing the way for William Kershaw and others to pile onto the back and force a third and long ... had one stop against North Carolina, FSU, Temple, Virginia and Wake Forest.
as a Redshirt Freshman (2004): Saw action in two games ... did not record any statistics ... named defensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Duke game.
as a Freshman (2003): Redshirt season.
at Thomas Jefferson High School: A four-year starter who recorded 74 tackles, including seven sacks, as a senior ... posted 80 tackles, 11 sacks and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... an honorable mention all-state selection in 2002 ... first team All-North Sun Coast, All-Hillsborough County and All-Western Conference pick as a senior ... an all-conference and all-district performer as a junior ... rated as the 18th-best defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... ranked as the 82nd-best player overall in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... team went 13-2 in 2002, losing in the state finals ... school had nine Division I prospects his senior season ... high school teammate of former Terp Donnie Woods ... lettered three years in basketball ... also recruited by Michigan State, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tulane ... coached by Mike Simmonds.
Personal: Born November 15, 1984 ... parents are Curtis and Wanda Lemons ... carried a 3.5 grade-point average in high school ... graduated from Maryland in May, 2007 with a family studies degree, but continued to take classes in the fall of 2007 toward another major.
Lemons' Career Statistics Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2004 2-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2005 11-2 7 11 18 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2006 Did not play 2007 11-0 2 4 6 0.5-3 0.0-0 0 0 1 0-0 Career 24-2 9 15 24 0.5-3 0.0-0 0 0 1 0-0