On Littles: Strong, hard-hitting senior expected to compete at strong safety, where he is listed second on the depth chart behind senior Tony Jackson plays at a high energy level regular contributor who has not missed a game in the past three seasons has made 11 starts in 33 appearances has totaled 149 tackles (4.5 average) during his career has had at least one tackle in 22 consecutive games excels when playing close to the line of scrimmage an Iron Terp whose 390-lb. bench is the best ever by a defensive back at Maryland.
2000 (Junior): Appeared in all 11 games and made one start (at strong safety vs. West Virginia) finished eighth on the squad in total tackles (44) posted a season-high eight tackles (all unassisted) in a win vs. Wake Forest also had six stops against West Virginia
1999 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games as a sophomore, starting in nine at strong safety leading secondary tackler with 84 stops, including one tackle behind the line of scrimmage regular contributor in all 11 games took over starting duties after Tony Jackson's broken ankle in season opener at Temple missed starting nod vs. Clemson in favor of a nickel formation on the Tigers' first series posted 11 tackles vs. Wake Forest and 10 vs. Virginia.
1998 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games as a true freshman started vs. Wake Forest finished with 21 tackles had a season-high eight tackles vs. Wake Forest notched five vs. Georgia Tech.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Gainesville (Fla.) High School ... captured Gainesville Sun Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior ... also named all-state, all-district and all-area in addition to pulling down team MVP honors ... totaled 82 tackles and four interceptions while playing outside linebacker and safety ... on offense, he totaled 512 yards ... as a junior, he earned all-area and second team all-state recognition ... participated on the track and field team, helping the schools 4x100 meter relay team to a second place state finish in 1997 ... recruited by Alabama ... high school coach was Ed James.
Personal: Rodrick Jason Littles was born December 29, 1979 ... son of Sylvia and Joe Littles ... majoring in family studies.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 1998 11-1 13 8 21/1.9 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 1999 11-9 49 35 84/7.6 1-1 0.0-0 2-0 2000 11-1 28 16 44/4.0 1-9 0.0-0 0-0 Totals 33-11 90 59 149/4.5 2-10 0.0-0 2-0
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