On McCall: Returning starter at quarterback who guided consistent offensive improvements during the first half of 1999 before a late-season injury … took control as a leader of the Terrapin offense … exhibited improving skills, a strong arm and growing confidence in his first season of play … walked on to the Terrapin basketball team in winter and bolstered Maryland's defensive efforts from a guard/forward position … played in 13 games, averaging 1.1 points in just over five minutes per game.
1999: Nine-game starter at quarterback who established most Maryland freshman records for passing and total offense … finished No. 2 among Division I-A freshman quarterbacks (behind Virginia Tech's Michael Vick) in passing efficiency and total offense … runner-up for ACC Rookie of the Year honors … completed 93 of 179 passes (.520) for 1,264 yards and five touchdowns … threw just three interceptions and finished with the best interception ratio (nearly 60:1) in the ACC … season was cut short by two games (torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee Nov. 9 vs. NC State) … a two-time ACC Rookie of the Week … the triggerman in the Terps' rejuvenated offensive attack, he helped Maryland rise from 105th nationally in 1998 to 54th overall in 1999 in final NCAA total offense rankings … threw for a career-high 221 yards at Georgia Tech and tossed a career-best two TD passes vs. West Virginia.
1998: Redshirt season … traveled all season as Maryland's third quarterback.
High School: Graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., in 1998 ... named the Central Florida Player of the Year and a third-team all-state selection in 1997 ... selected to SuperPrep's all-regional team ... was recruited by Florida and Syracuse for football, and Kansas, Central Florida and South Florida for basketball ... completed 72 of 125 passes for 1,312 yards, 21 touchdowns and just two interceptions as a senior ... led team to a 10-1 record and district and conference championships ... selected to play in the North-South all-star game ... as a junior, he played safety and starred for the top-rated defense in central Florida, earning second team all-state honors ... averaged more than 17 ppg during an all-state basketball career and hit better than .320 during his baseball career ... selected to the Metro Conference Hall of Fame ... high school coach was Chip Gierke.
Personal: Calvin Demar McCall … born March 7, 1980 ... son of Lola and Kevin McCall ... grew up in Miami, but attended his final three years of high school in Orlando … majoring in family studies.
Passing G-GS Att Comp Int Yds Pct TD LP 1999 9-9 179 93 3 1,264 .520 5 76 Rushing G-GS Att Net Avg. TD LP YPG 1999 9-9 79 256 3.2 1 55 28.4
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