On Wike: Hard-working lineman who enters his senior season on the watch lists for the Lombardi Trophy and Outland Trophy … an All-ACC selection a year ago who is one of the top guards in the country … versatile lineman who has played guard, center and tight end in his Terrapin career … carries a streak of 32 consecutive regular season starts into the 2002 campaign … gritty competitor who overcame injuries to start the final 10 games of 1999 … a heady performer who will be one of the leaders of this year’s experienced unit which returns four starters … all-around athlete with good quickness … earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy last spring.
2001 (Junior): Starter in all 11 regular season games at left guard … missed the Orange Bowl due to an injured foot that was stepped on in pre-bowl practice sessions … a first team All-ACC lineman … also a first team Academic All-District selection ... had 43 “big plays” on the season, second most behind Melvin Fowler who had the most among offensive linemen … allowed just two sacks in 726 offensive plays … graded out as the team’s top lineman vs. Virginia, Clemson and NC State ... (vs. CU) got the start at left guard and graded out as Maryland’s top lineman ... nominated for ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week ... had eight “big blocks” ... played 72 snaps ... (vs. UVa) had another strong effort starting at left guard, but suffered a sprained right foot ... was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts ... played a season-high 87 snaps ... (vs. WFU) was one of the main cogs behind Maryland’s 519 yards of total offense ... played 62 offensive plays ... graded out as the team’s second-best lineman ... (vs. UNC) helped anchor an offensive line that controlled the line of scrimmage ... had a number of key blocks to spring Maryland’s running backs and to protect Shaun Hill.
2000 (Sophomore): Started all 11 games at left guard … played a key role in the Terps finishing second in the ACC in fewest sacks allowed (21) … one of three Maryland offensive linemen to start all 11 games (C Melvin Fowler and LT Tim Howard were the others).
1999 (Redshirt Freshman): Started in 10 of 11 games at left guard as a redshirt freshman despite almost constant ailments including a fractured hand and a broken nose … nominated for The Sporting News Freshman All-America honors … converted from tight end in spring practice, and saw time in fall camp both at center and guard … spiral fracture on his right hand kept him from competition vs. Temple in the season opener, but he started the final 10 games … helped Terps lead the ACC in rushing offense and allow just one sack per game.
1998 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Lebanon (Pa.) High School ... earned All-America honors from USA Today, SuperPrep, PrepStar and the National Recruiting Advisor ... also was named to the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News all-star team, second team all-state and all-county as a tight end, linebacker and punter ... as a senior in 1997, he had 14 receptions for 101 yards and five touchdowns ... from his linebacker spot, he had 112 total tackles, including 63 solo stops ... also connected on three field goals, with a long of 42 yards ... received scholarship offers from 18 Division I-A schools, including Virginia, NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, Northwestern, Stanford and Michigan State ... selected to play in the Mason-Dixon Classic ... was the first freshman to earn a varsity letter in the 100-year history of Lebanon’s football program ... totaled 174 points, 12 TD receptions, 31 catches and 264 tackles in his varsity career ... ranked No. 2 academically in his class ... member of the student council ... also played on the basketball team, helping Lebanon to three consecutive league titles and four straight section championships ... was nominated for the McDonald’s All-Star game ... high school coach was Tom Jordan.
Personal: Todd Matthew Wike was born November 18, 1979 ... son of Kevin Wike ... earned a degree in philosophy this past May … an All-ACC Academic Team pick in 1999 … member of Maryland's student-athlete athletic council … Maryland scholar-athlete from 1998-2001.