An agile, multi-dimensional linebacker ... one of the top playmakers on defense during his five-year career ... can play all three LB spots ... also a good pass rusher ... 15.5 career sacks ranks 12th in school history, ... also 14th on the book in career tackles for loss (24.0) and eighth in yardage (145) ... earned freshman All-America and freshman All-ACC honors in 2007 ... battled a wrist injury in 2008.
As a Senior (2010): A fourth-team All-ACC choice by Phil Steele ... started all 13 games at Sam LB ... fourth on the team with a career-high 77 tackles ... 23rd in the ACC in tackles (6.9 pg) ... his career-best four interceptions (0.31 pg) was tied for second best in the nation among linebackers ... also led the team in that category ... tied for sixth in the ACC and tied for 48th in the FBS in picks (0.31 pg) ... his four interceptions are the second most in one season by a Maryland linebacker in school history (five by Karl Edwards in 1987) ... one of only three players in the ACC who posted at least 75 tackles and four or more interceptions on the season (also Davon Morgan, Virginia Tech; DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson) ... ranked tied for 11th in the ACC and tied for 100th nationally in passes defended (0.77 pg) ... one of only five linebackers in the nation to post 10 or more passes defended (INT or PBU) ... at the end of season team banquet earned the A.V. Williams Award for Outstanding & Conspicuous Sportsmanship ... racked up 12 tackles against Navy (9/6) and also combined on a tackle for loss ... helped stop the Midshipmen from scoring on five of their seven trips to the red zone ... forced a fumble at Maryland's own goal line by jumping over the line of scrimmage and stripping the ball from Navy QB Ricky Dobbs, which the Terps recovered ... the play was No. 1 on SportsCenter's Top Plays that night ... made a one-handed interception against Morgan State (9/11) ... second on the team with 10 tackles against West Virginia (9/18), including a sack ... also had a pass breakup against the Mountaineers ... posted 11 tackles, one interception and one pass breakup against FIU (9/25) ... had seven tackles, including a half-sack, while recording one interception against Duke (10/2) ... made six tackles, including one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup against Clemson (10/16) ... had four stops against Boston College (10/23) ... recorded three tackles against Wake Forest (10/30) ... made one tackle for loss for 11 yards and had five stops in all against Miami (11/6) ... had six tackles, one sack and an interception against Virginia (11/13) and was nominated for ACC Player of the Week ... had two solo stops vs. FSU (11/20) ... posted five tackles and had a pass breakup against NC State (11/27) ... added five tackles and a fumble recovery vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).
As a Junior (2009): Started all 12 games at Sam linebacker ... ranked second on the team in tackles (68) ... ranked 27th in the ACC in tackles per game (5.7) ... led the team in sacks (6.0) and tackles for loss (9.0) ... ranked tied for sixth in the ACC and tied for 69th nationally in sacks (0.5 pg) ... posted a career-high 13 tackles vs. James Madison (9/12) ... against MTSU (9/19) talled 11 stops, including one sack for 15 yards and 1.5 TFLs, and had one PBU ... ranked third on the team with eight tackles, including 1.0 sack and 1.5 TFLs, against Rutgers (9/26) ... made four tackles against Virginia (10/17), including a career-high tying two sacks ... forced a fumble on his first sack against the Cavaliers ... had four tackles and a PBU vs. Duke (10/24) ... made five tackles, including a career-high tying five solo stops, vs. NC State (11/7) ... had five tackles, including one sack, against Virginia Tech (11/14) ... made three stops and had one PBU against Florida State (11/21) ... had seven tackles against Boston College (11/28).
As a Sophomore (2008): Played in 10 games, including one start ... .played in the first five games before missing three with a wrist injury ... returned from injury for the last five games ... led the team with two fumble recoveries and ranked tied for 46th in the nation in that category (0.20 pg) ... tied for fourth on the team with three pass breakups ... tallied three tackles in the season-opening win against Delaware (8/30) ... had a breakout game against Eastern Michigan (9/20), blocking a punt on the Eagles' first possession to become the first Maryland player to block one since Josh Wilson vs. William & Mary on Sept. 2, 2006 ... added his first interception of the season in the second quarter vs. EMU when he backpedaled and made an athletic play on QB Kyle McMahon's pass ... injured his left wrist on that play ... also had one-half sack in the fourth quarter ... recovered a fumble at Clemson (9/27) when he tracked down a loose ball to set up a Maryland field goal ... added a career-high two PBUs and one TFL in that game, despite playing with a wrap on his wrist ... missed the games against Virginia (10/4), Wake Forest (10/18), NC State (10/25) after having surgery on the injured wrist ... returned to action at Virginia Tech (11/6) ... tallied a season-high five tackles and notched his second fumble recovery vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... matched his season high with five stops vs. Florida State (11/22) ... made his first career start, opening at Will linebacker in the win over Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) ... had four tackles, including one sack, vs. the Wolf Pack.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2007): Honorable mention freshman All-America choice at linebacker by The Sporting News ... also earned a spot on The Sporting News Freshman All-ACC Team ... selected to the Rivals.com freshman all-league squad ... named the top freshman on the team ... ranked ninth on the team in tackles (50) and second in special-teams stops (15) ... played in all 13 games as a reserve ... saw significant time at all three linebacker spots and at end in pass-rushing situations ... his 5.5 sacks, all of which came in the final five games, were tied for second on the team ... third on the team in tackles for loss (7.5) ... tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (three) ... tied for seventh in the ACC in forced fumbles (0.23 per game) ... had a solid spring and entered the fall No. 1 at Sam linebacker, along with Moise Fokou ... recorded two tackles vs. Villanova (9/1), the first game of his collegiate career ... part of a defensive effort that allowed only 11 yards rushing for the game, and 28 total yards in the second half ... grabbed his first career interception in the first quarter of the FIU game (9/8) and returned it 19 yards ... pick set up Maryland's second touchdown of the game ... also recorded a pair of tackles ... recorded three tackles, including two solo stops, vs. WVU (9/13) ... had five tackles, including four solo stops, vs. Wake Forest (9/22) ... had one tackle for a loss of a yard ... saw significant action at outside linebacker vs. Georgia Tech (10/6) after Erin Henderson and Rick Costa missed time due to injury ... had five tackles, including four solo stops ... had four tackles, including one sack, one forced fumble and a PBU vs. UNC (11/3) ... made five tackles, including his second sack in as many weeks, vs. BC (11/10) ... recorded a season-high seven tackles, including a career-best five solo stops, vs. FSU (11/17) ... sacked Drew Weatherford in the fourth quarter and forced a fumble which Maryland recovered ... had two tackles, including a sack for a loss of 11 yards, in the bowl-eligible clinching win over NC State (11/24) ... posted five tackles, including two tackles for loss and two sacks (both career highs), vs. Oregon State in the Emerald Bowl (12/28) ... also forced a Lyle Moevao second-quarter fumble.
As a Freshman (2006): Redshirt season ... named defensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the West Virginia contest (9/14).
At Gwynn Park High School: A three-year starter ... versatile athlete who played quarterback, tight end, linebacker and safety ... finished his senior season with 118 tackles, including nine sacks, four interceptions (two returned for a touchdown) and seven fumble recoveries ... one of his returns for a TD was an 80-yard scamper in the state championship game against Westminster ... posted 90 tackles, including 10 sacks, and three interceptions as a junior ... a consensus all-state selection ... first team All-Met by the Washington Post ... All-Gazette and All-Examiner pick who was the Gazette's Defensive Player of the Year ... named to George Michael's Golden 11 team ... PrepStar all-region ... 39th-ranked outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com ... a Mid-Atlantic all-region pick by SuperPrep ... teammate of fellow Terp Quintin McCree ... GPHS was 14-0, winning its first-ever state championship his senior year ... also recruited by Penn State, Syracuse and Illinois ... coached by Danny Hayes.
Personal: Parents are Vanette and the late Anthony Moten ... majored in economics and graduated in the summer of 2010.
Career HighsTackles - 13 (vs. James Madison, 9/12/09)
Solo Tackles - 5 (twice: vs. NC State, 11/7/09; vs. FSU, 11/17/07)
TFL - 2.0 (twice: vs. Virginia, 10/17/09; vs. OSU, 12/28/07)
Sacks - 2.0 (twice: vs. Virginia, 10/17/09; vs. OSU, 12/28/07)
Interceptions - 1 (six times: vs. Virginia, 11/13/10; vs. Duke, 10/2/10; vs. FIU 9/25/10; vs. Morgan St., 9/11/10; vs. EMU, 9/20/08; vs. FIU, 9/8/07)