On Sikyala: Fifth-year senior running back who has been a pleasant surprise for the Terps ... continuous effort has shown flashes of potential and earned a starting assignment in 1999 season opener at Temple … praised often by Maryland coaches during 1998 spring drills ... a strong runner who has worked back from a knee injury incurred prior to transferring to Maryland … has outstanding speed and strength.
1999: Appeared in seven games after starting the season opener at Temple … six carries for 50 yards at Temple, including a long run of 34 yards … 23 carries for 125 yards overall … 5.4 yards per rush … scored an 11-yard touchdown run vs. Duke … had a 9-yard pass reception against Clemson.
1998: Practice player as a sophomore … saw brief playing duty at West Virginia, but did not play the rest of the season.
1997: Transferred to Maryland from Tuskegee University in the spring of 1997 but did not walk on to the program until midway through the 1997 season ... did not see any action.
1996 (Tuskegee): Attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., in the fall of 1996 ... played in just two games before injuring a knee.
High School: Graduated from Einstein High School in 1996 ... one-year varsity letterman who led Montgomery County in rushing as a senior with more than 1,400 yards ... earned honorable mention All-Met honors ... anchored Einstein's 4x100 relay team which finished fourth in state his senior year ... also wrestled.
Personal:Mukala Sikyala, Jr. … born Sept. 20, 1978 ... son of Mukala Sikyala, Sr. ... goes by the nickname, "Mookie" … majoring in electrical engineering.
Rushing G-GS Att Yds Avg. TD LP 1998 1-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1999 7-1 23 125 5.4 1 34 Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg. TD LP 1998 1-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1999 7-1 1 9 9.0 0 9Sikyala Up Close
Someday I would like to take a trip to: the Bahamas
My craziest ambition is: to play Michael Jordan one-on-one
The best advice I've ever received is: "Never give up on your dreams."
If I lost all my possessions except one, I'd like to keep: my heart
The word that best describes me is: tough
My favorite type of food is: Snickers bars