Maryland has won five of the last six meetings
Maryland will hold its annual
Maryland to play its second top-10 opponent of the season
Maryland, Georgia Tech will faceoff Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Maryland plays host to Wake Forest Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
A strong-legged, fourth-year place-kicker who has also punted during his career ... a preseason All-ACC pick ... a second team all-league choice by Phil Steele and third team by Lindy's ... earned 2009 freshman All-America honors as a place-kicker ... handled kickoff duties in 2010 and all three phases of the kicking game in 2011 ... sat out the spring after having offseason hip surgery ... ranks ninth in school history in made field goals (30), 10th in points by a place-kicker (143) and 17th in points scored ... served as the No. 2 place-kicker in 2010 behind Travis Baltz.
As a Junior (2011): Handled all three phases of the kicking game throughout the season ... ranked seventh in the ACC and 72nd in the FBS with an average of 39.5 yards per punt ... 19 of his last 57 punts were fair caught ... had seven punts of more than 50 yards ... knocked in a career-high four field goals on five tries against Miami (9/5), including a go-ahead 32-yarder with 1:39 remaining in the game ... also had one punt for 48 yards against the Hurricanes ... earned the special teams game ball from the coaching staff for his performance vs. Miami ... made one of two field-goal attempts against West Virginia (9/17), connecting from 25 yards but missing from 48 ... punted twice for 81 yards (40.5) and didn't allow a return ... averaged a career-high 47.2 yards on six punts against Temple (9/24), including three over 50 yards and two inside the opponents' 10-yard line ... put all four of his punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line, including two that were downed at the 2-yard line, against Towson (10/1) ... had one punt over 50 yards and averaged 39.2 ypp against the Tigers, but had his only field goal-attempt (from 43 yards) blocked ... averaged 45.2 yards on four punts against Georgia Tech (10/8) with a long of 53 and one punt inside the 10 ... averaged 37.8 yards on five punts and made a 27-yard field goal against Clemson (10/15) ... punted a career-high 10 times and averaged 34.4 yards per attempt against Florida State (10/22) ... also made a 23-yard field goal ... connected on 1 of 3 field goal attempts against Boston College (10/29), connecting from 33 yards but missing from 34 and 27 ... averaged 36.4 yards per punt on five attempts with one inside the 20 ... made both of his field goal attempts (24, 20 yards) against Virginia (11/5) ... averaged 38.5 yards on six punts against the Cavaliers and didn't allow any return yards ... also had two punts inside the 20, including one inside the 10 ... averaged 40.7 yards on seven punts against Notre Dame (11/12) and didn't allow a single return yard ... five of his punts were fair caught and two were downed ... two of those punts were inside the 20 and one was inside the 10 ... connected on 1 of 3 field goals and averaged 35.3 yards on six punts against Wake Forest (11/19) ... put one of his punts inside the 10 and two inside the 20 ... punted one time for 56 yards and had a 40-yard field goal attempt blocked against NC State (11/26) before leaving the game with an injury.
As a Sophomore (2010): Saw action in the final 11 games as the kickoff specialist ... served as the No. 2 place-kicker and a reserve punter ... injured his groin during preseason and missed the first two games ... was unable to regain the No. 1 place-kicking job from Travis Baltz during the year ... averaged 60.7 yards on kickoffs with five touchbacks.
As a Freshman (2009): Started at place-kicker in all 12 games ... also served as the starting punter in five contests ... a first team freshman All-America pick by the FWAA ... earned second team freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele Publications ... a freshman All-ACC pick by Sporting News and Rivals.com ... ranked fourth in the ACC and tied for 19th nationally in field goals made (1.50 per game) ... ranked eighth in the ACC in scoring among place-kickers (6.8 ppg) ... eighth in the ACC, and first among freshmen, in field-goal percentage (72.0) ... ranked tied for second nationally among freshmen in field goals per contest ... also ranked 10th nationally in scoring among freshmen (6.7 ppg) ... named Maryland's top special teams performer ... his 18 field goals are the fourth-most in one season in school history and the most by a freshman ... his 80 points rank tied for 16th on Maryland's single-season scoring list, including tied for ninth among place-kickers and the second most ever for a freshman (89 by Nick Novak in 2001) ... 6-for-9 on attempts of 40 yards or more ... nailed a 26-yard game-winning kick in OT to defeat James Madison (9/12) ... hit both of his FG attempts (26 yards, 42 yards) in his first career game against California (9/5) ... made both of his FG attempts (38, 34 yards) against Rutgers (9/26) ... handled kickoff, place-kicking, and punting duties against Rutgers after an injury to P Travis Baltz, and averaged 33.7 yards on three punts ... also handled all phases of the kicking game against Clemson (10/3), averaging 43.2 yards per punt with a career long of 61, while placing three punts inside the 20 ... made a 43-yard field goal against Clemson ... voted ACC co-Specialist of the Week for his efforts vs. the Tigers ... nailed a career-long 50-yard field goal against Wake Forest (10/10), the longest by a Terp since Nick Novak made a 54-yarder against Duke on 10-11-03 ... made a career-high three field goals (48, 30, 29) against Virginia (10/17) ... responsible for all phases of the kicking game after an injury to Baltz in the Virginia Tech game (11/14), connecting on 1 of 2 field goals and averaging 42.9 yards on seven punts, with a long of 57 ... made both of his field goal attempts (39, 44) against Florida State (11/21), while averaging 43.0 ypp on four punts, with one punt inside the 20.
At St. Anthony's High School: A solid all-around kicker ... the 28th-ranked kicker in the country by Scouts, Inc. ... named to the Special Teams Solutions Elite Class of 2009 which consists of many of the nation's top kicking, punting and long-snapping prospects ... national champion of the kicking.com combine ... missed the early part of the 2008 season due to a fractured ankle, but still ended up connecting on 14 of 16 field-goal attempts, and 46 of 48 PATs ... had a school-record 47-yarder ... set a school record with 88 points and set a Long Island-mark with 14 field goals ... an all-state and All-Tri State choice as a senior ... also named to Newsday's 2008 All-Long Island team ... a 2007 second-team All-Suburban selection ... also considered Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina, Penn State, Georgia, LSU and Rutgers ... coached by Rich Reichert.
Personal: Born in Syosset, N.Y. ... parents are Joseph and Gina Ferrara ... has served as a youth football coach and a special needs t-ball coach ... also volunteered with the Michael Magro Foundation ... a family science major.