Maryland assistant coaches met with the media Wednesday afternoon
Maryland and William & Mary kickoff at 3:04 p.m. Saturday in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Maryland to hold Fan Appreciation Day Saturday at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 21
NC State 56, Maryland 41
As a Sophomore (2012): Played in all twelve games while starting two ... made nine tackles on the season including eight solo stops ... also recorded two pass breakups on the year ... made his first start of the season against Wake Forest (10/6) ... started against North Carolina (11/24) and recorded two solo stops and a pass break up ... also recorded half a sack on the season.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in the first two games as a reserve defensive end ... injured his right knee on his lone play vs. Morgan State (9/11) ... had surgery in October and missed the remainder of the season.
As a Freshman (2009): Redshirt season.
At Northwest High School: A top-notch outside linebacker ... also played tight end for the Jaguars, starting his final two seasons ... ranked No. 39 in SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 54 ... rated the 63rd-best strongside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... rated 89th nationally at outside linebacker according to Rivals ... recorded 39 tackles, including 9.0 TFLs, six quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a senior in his only season playing on the defensive side of the ball ... caught 25 passes for 372 yards and three TDs at tight end ... also punted 16 times for a 28.5-yard average ... helped the Jaguars (7-4) reach the playoffs ... earned first team All-County 4A honors in 2008 ... contributed 15 catches for 242 yards and three TDs as a junior in 2007 ... also participated in track & field in high school, running sprints and throwing shot put ... clocked at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash ... also considered West Virginia, East Carolina, Buffalo and Akron ... coached by Andrew Fields.
Personal: Parents are Scott and Jennifer Whitfield ... was coached by his father in various sports throughout childhood ... chose Maryland because of the academic programs and the team's family-like environment ... lists Vernon Davis as his favorite all-time Terp ... enrolled in letters and sciences.