Maryland opens spring practice on Saturday, March 2
Maryland has won five of the last six meetings
Maryland will hold its annual
Maryland visits Clemson Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Maryland to play its second top-10 opponent of the season
As a Sophomore (2012): Missed the season due to a knee injury that occured during preseason practice.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2011): A freshman All-America selection ... named a first team freshman All-American by FoxSportsNext, and second team by College Football News.com, Rivals.com, Phil Steele and Yahoo! Sports ... also a freshman All-ACC pick by Rivals.com ... played in nine games with starts against Temple (9/24), Boston College (10/29), Wake Forest (11/19) and NC State (11/26) ... missed three games with an injury ... had a team-high five sacks, the second most by a Maryland freshman in the last nine years (Adrian Moten - 5.5 in 2007; Shawne Merriman - 5.0 in 2002) ... tied Joe Vellano for the team lead with 7.5 TFLs ... in his first collegiate game (Miami, 9/5), recorded four tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss ... matched that effort against West Virginia (9/17) with another sack and 1.5 tackles for loss ... made one solo stop against Temple (9/24) before suffering an injury that also sidelined him for the Towson (10/1), Georgia Tech (10/8) and Clemson (10/15) games ... returned to action against Florida State (10/22) but didn't record a tackle ... started against Boston College (10/29) but didn't make a tackle ... came off the bench against Virginia (11/5) and assisted on one tackle for loss ... assisted on two tackles, one of which was a sack, against Notre Dame (11/12) ... set career highs with five tackles, three of them unassisted, and 2.5 sacks against Wake Forest (11/19) ... the 2.5 sacks were the most by a Maryland player since Shawne Merriman had 3.0 against North Carolina on 11/2/02 ... had three tackles including one for loss against NC State (11/26).
As a Freshman (2010): Redshirted ... scout team defensive player of the week leading up to the FIU game (9/25) ... earned scout team defensive player of the year at the annual banquet.
At St. John's College High School: Ranked No. 56 nationally among defensive tackles by Rivals, Inc. as a senior ... ranked No. 84 nationally among defensive tackles by Scout.com ... totaled 61 tackles, including 18 tackles for a loss, as a senior ... first team All-Met, all-conference and all-city selection as a senior ... 2008 first-team All-Conference as a junior after totaling 67 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and seven sacks ... also participated in track & field ... coached by Joe Patterson.
Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. ... favorite athlete is Dwight Freeney ... chose Maryland because of the location and environment ... high school teammate of current Maryland lineman Pete White ... enrolled in letters and sciences.