A dual threat as both a wide receiver and punt returner ... a heady player who is fast and tough with good hands ... played the slot receiver most of his four seasons, though he saw some action at X receiver in 2007 ... also a solid contributor on the coverage teams ... played in 46 career games with 10 starts at WR ... ranked 16th in school history in career receptions (85) ... ranks eighth on the Maryland career punt return yards (445) list and fifth on the punt returns (61) chart ... his career punt return average of 7.3 is 20th in school history ... also participated in track at Maryland.
As a Senior (2008): Played in all 13 games, including four starts, at wide receiver ... also served as the No. 1 punt returner ... ranked second on the team in receiving yards (371) and tied for second in receptions (29) ... had 13 receptions for third-down conversions and two for fourth-down conversions ... ranked sixth in the ACC in punt returns (5.2 ypr) ... recorded two receptions for 20 yards against MTSU (9/6) ... added two catches for 24 yards vs. Cal (9/13) ... also helped stop three on-sides kicks in the fourth quarter, recovering the first two and knocking the last one of out bounds ... accounted for the first touchdown pass of his career and became the first non-quarterback at Maryland to throw one since RB Josh Allen in 2006 when he connected with fellow WR Isaiah Williams for a 43-yard touchdown pass on a trick play during the fourth quarter vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... had three receptions and 38 receiving yards against the Eagles ... posted four receptions and 62 receiving yards in the win over Clemson (9/27) ... snared three passes for a then career-high 90 yards, including a career-long 50-yard TD reception, against Wake Forest (10/18) ... had three catches for 20 yards vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... set career highs with nine receptions and 111 yards at Boston College (11/29), enjoying the first 100-yard receiving game in the final regular season contest of his career ... caught a 24-yard TD pass from Chris Turner during the fourth quarter of that game ... also had a career-high 136 all-purpose yards vs. BC.
As a Junior (2007): Played in the first nine games as a reserve wide receiver ... also served as the No. 1 punt returner ... ranked fifth on the team in receptions (19) despite missing the final four games ... suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice leading up to the Boston College game (Nov. 10) ... would have ranked ninth in the ACC and 58th nationally in punt return average (8.2), but played in less than 75 percent of the season's contests ... (vs. Villanova) ... did not catch a pass, but did rush once for three yards ... returned two punts for 24 yards ... (vs. FIU) ... caught three passes for 18 yards, and served as the punt returner ... had four returns for 29 yards with a long return of 19 ... (vs. WVU) ... made three catches for 55 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter for Jordan Steffy's first career TD pass ... (vs. WF) ... had three catches for 18 yards ... (vs. Rutgers) ... returned a punt for 11 yards and three kickoffs for 53 yards ... caught four passes for 34 yards ... returned one punt for 12 yards ... (vs. GT) ... had two catches for 27 yards ... posted a season-high 90 all-purpose yards ... (vs. UVA) ... caught four passes for 22 yards ... returned one punt for 13 yards ... (vs. Clemson) ... had one punt return ... (vs. UNC) ... returned four punts for 31 yards and a kickoff for 20 yards.
As a Sophomore (2006): Played in all 13 games at wide receiver, with five starts ... played mostly as a slot receiver ... also saw significant action on special teams as one of the team's primary returners ... ranked third on the team in receptions (34) and second in receiving yards (396) ... both tallies were career highs ... ranked fourth on the team in all-purpose yards (57.8 pg) ... ranked eighth in the ACC and 53rd nationally in punt return average (8.4 ypr) ... his 26 punt returns rank tied for 12th on the Terps single-season chart, while his 218 yards are 12th ... also caught two touchdowns ... (vs. W&M) ... caught three passes for 55 yards ... hooked up with Sam Hollenbach for a season-long 38 yard strike in the first quarter ... was forced out at the 1-yard line but the play set up TD run by Keon Lattimore ... (vs. WVU) ... caught three passes for 40 yards ... rushed once on a reverse for 21 yards ... (vs. FIU) ... caught three passes for 18 yards ... also handled punt return duties, with five returns for a career-high 15.0-yard average ... was one defender from his first return for a TD ... posted a season-high 111 all-purpose yards ... (vs. GT) ... caught two passes for 21 yards, including a 17-yard reception ... (vs. UVA) ... recorded three catches for 41 yards ... one of his receptions was a 20-yard grab over the middle for a first down ... (vs. NCSU) ... recovered the fourth-quarter onside kick that preserved the victory ... also handled punt return duties ... (vs. FSU) ... proved invaluable in the special teams unit, returning three punts for for a career-high 85 yards, including a career-long 45-yarder in the second quarter that set up a touchdown ... also rushed 18 yards on an end-around play ... (vs. Clemson) ... caught five passes for 36 yards and the team's lone TD, the first of his career ... the score was an 8-yard grab in the second quarter ... (vs. Miami) ... caught two passes for 16 yards ... (vs. BC) ... led the team in receiving with a season-high six catches for 65 yards and a touchdown ... the score came on Josh Allen's halfback option pass from the 9-yard line ... (vs. WF) ... caught two passes for 11 yards ... (vs. PU, Champs Sports Bowl) ... hauled in three passes for 60 yards, including a 29-yarder ... also handled the Terps' punt return duties for the first time in his career.
As a Freshman (2005): One of four true freshmen to see action in all 11 games ... started the finale against NC State ... finished the season with three receptions for 20 yards ... outstanding on special teams, finishing with a team-best 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries ... the fumble recoveries were against West Virginia and Boston College ... (vs. NCSU) ... first career start ... finished with a season-high two receptions for 10 yards.
At Hackensack High School: A three-year starter who played wide receiver and safety ... career-best numbers in 2004 included 45 receptions for 843 yards with nine touchdowns ... also returned seven punts (125 yards), 12 kickoffs (293 yards) and notched 81 tackles (53 solo) to go along with two sacks and three interceptions ... led his team in tackles as a junior with 94 while catching 27 passes for 540 yards and seven touchdowns ... returned two kicks and one punt for TDs as a junior ... first team all-state by the Associated Press and Newark Star Ledger as a senior ... also an all-league and all-county pick as a junior and senior ... recipient of the Madison Square Garden High School Heisman ... an All-East region selection by PrepStar ... team went 10-2 and lost in the state championship game his senior year ... lettered four years in track and was one of the state's top hurdlers ... 2005 time of 7.62 in the high hurdles was fourth-best in the country ... was also recruited by Virginia Tech, Boston College, Purdue and Rutgers ... coached by Ralph Dass.
Personal: Born July 8, 1987 ... full name is Daniel Oquendo Jr. ... parents are Ana Garcia and Daniel Oquendo ... a criminology and criminal justice major who graduated in Dec. 2008 ... last name is pronounced "oh-KWEN-doh."
Oquendo's Career Statistics
Receiv. G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 2005 11-1 3 20 6.7 0 10 2006 13-5 34 396 11.6 2 38 2007 9-0 19 173 9.1 1 22 2008 13-4 29 371 12.8 2 50 Career 46-10 85 960 11.3 5 50