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Conrad Bolston

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 305 | College: Maryland
 
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Overview

An anchor in the middle of the defensive line who provided senior leadership in 2006 … a three-year starter who was a member of the 2006 preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy … a powerful player with the ability to get upfield while playing the pass as well as the run … has a quick first step and gets a good push into the offensive line … his 44 career games played, including 29 starts, were tops among the defensive lineman though 2006 season … played for the Aina team in the 2007 Hula Bowl … an Iron Terp with, at 303 pounds, the second-highest strength index on the team (a measure of pound-for-pound strength).

2006 Season

Played in all 13 games at defensive tackle, including nine starts … tallied 35 stops on the season, including 3.5 tackles for loss … . a preseason second-team All-ACC choice by Athlon and The Sporting News … also tabbed the No. 16-rated defensive tackle in the nation by The Sporting News entering the season … (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) … recorded four tackles, including a sack in … (vs. WF) … posted three tackles (one solo) … (vs. BC) … recorded two tackles … (vs. Miami) … posted a season-high five tackles (one solo) … (vs. Clemson) … notched three solo tackles … (vs. FSU) … recorded three tackles, with one solo tackle going for a three-yard loss … also broke up a pass, a near-interception late in the fourth quarter … (vs. NC St.) … posted two tackles (one solo) … (vs. UVA) … notched one solo tackle … (vs. GT) … posted two tackles, one solo … (vs. FIU) … notched three tackles, one solo and one TFL … (vs. MT) … recorded four tackles, one unasssisted … also recorded a half sack along with Wesley Jefferson in the second quarter, forcing fourth down … (vs. W&M) … finished with one solo tackle and two QB hurries.

2005 Season

Started all 11 games at nose tackle, posting 38 tackles (17 solo) and career-highs in tackles for loss (5.5) and sacks (5.0) … led the team in sacks and tied for third in TFLs … led all Terp linemen in tackles … (vs. BC) … was in on five tackles, including his fourth sack of the season … also forced a fumble … (at FSU) … registered three tackles, including one TFL … teamed with D'Qwell Jackson for a loss of four yards on a Lorenzo Booker sweep … (vs. UVa) … registered three tackles, including one for a loss … sacked QB Marques Hagans for a loss of four yards in the third quarter … (at WFU) … recorded three tackles … fell on a Chris Davis fumble with 3:22 to go in the first half, setting up the Terps for 1st-and-10 at the Wake Forest 15-yard line … (vs. WVU) … was around the ball all game, registering a sack and forcing a fumble while making three tackles … (vs. CU) … finished with five tackles, including three solos … fought through the middle of the line to sack QB Charlie Whitehurst, forcing 4th-and-long.

2004 Season

Played in all 11 games, starting 10 at defensive tackle … finished the season with 27 tackles (nine solo) … tied for third on the team with 2.5 sacks … also had five TFLs, batted down a pass and posted five QB hurries … (vs. FSU) … recorded one tackle, a half-sack and a half-TFL … contained QB Wyatt Sexton before combining with David Holloway for a five-yard sack early in the third quarter … (vs. NCSU) … finished with four tackles (one solo) and two TFLs for four yards … (at Duke) … recorded three tackles (two solo) and a sack … sacked Mike Schneider for a loss of four yards on a 3rd-and-6 in the second quarter … (at WVU) … first career start … had a career-high six tackles (three solo) and recorded his second career sack.

2003 Season

Saw spot duty in nine games … finished the season with seven tackles, two TFLs and one sack … (vs. CU) … recorded his first career sack in the second quarter as he powered his way to the QB for a loss of three yards … finished with two tackles (one solo) … (vs. The Citadel) … recorded the first two tackles of his collegiate career (one solo) … bulled through the line in the third quarter to record a tackle for a loss of two yards … (at FSU) … saw his first action as a Terp.

High School

A 2003 graduate of St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. … two-way starter who played both offensive tackle and defensive tackle … as a senior in 2002, was a first team All-Met (defense) choice and first team All-WCAC selection in addition to being named all-area by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. … was named to the SuperPrep All-America team as a defensive lineman … averaged closed to 85 snaps per game while playing both ways … led his team in tackles and sacks and was the top player on a defense that held the opposition to an average of 14.5 ppg … as a junior, recorded 55 tackles, 14 sacks and caused two fumbles on his way to earning all-city honors on both sides of the ball … also was named second team All-Met by The Washington Post … an outstanding wrestler who was 48-4 with 44 pins as a junior … considered at least 14 scholarship offers, including Ohio State, Boston College, Florida, Tennessee and Penn State, among others … high school coach as a senior was former Maryland offensive line coach Elliot Uzelac.

Personal

Conrad Bolston was born January 9, 1985 … the son of Adria and Norman Bolston … enjoys reading science fiction … majoring in environmental science and policy-environmental politics.

 
 
 

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