A reserve punter who will battle for time in the fall ... transferred to Maryland in January 2007 ... has pushed two-year starter Travis Baltz over the last couple years ... coming off another solid spring.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2008): Did not see game action ... served as the No. 2 punter ... made the travel squad for all five road games ... averaged 35.6 yards on five punts in the Red-White Spring Game ... averaged nearly 47 yards per punt in the team's final spring scrimmage.
As a Sophomore (2007): Sat out due to NCAA transfer requirements ... transferred in January.
As a Freshman (2006 at Louisburg College): Named the All-Hampton Roads preseason punter ... averaged 39.8 yards per punt ... named an all-state performer ... was named to the All-Tidewater Team as the punter ... all-district team punter and kicker.
At Churchland High School: Saw action as a punter and place-kicker ... named captain of the soccer team for his senior season after playing at the varsity level since he was a freshman ... named to the ODP and Super Y-league soccer teams ... earned soccer team MVP honors and the coach's award after his senior season.
Personal: Born June 29, 1987 ... parents are Ed and Beth Townsley ... full name is Edward Townsley ... represented the United States in six friendly soccer matches in South Korea to promote the 2002 World Cup ... majoring in enviornmental science and policy.