Received the inaugural Dexter McDougle Ultimate Team Player Award at the team banquet for his leadership following injury ... suffered a season-ending injury at UConn (9/14) and missed the fi nal nine games of the season ... opened the season against FIU (8/31) with an interception ... led the team in solo tackles (7) and had two interceptions against Connecticut (9/14), one of which was returned 49 yards for a touchdown ... earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for his performance against the Huskies.
Started all 12 games at cornerback ... ranked third on the team and first among defensive backs with 71 tackles ... his 58 solo stops were tops on the team ... also had five pass break ups and three tackles for loss ... made six tackles including three solo tackles against William & Mary (9/1) ... made four tackles, three solo and one for loss, against Temple (9/8) ... totaled two tackles vs. Connecticut (9/15) while helping limit the Huskies to 70 passing yards and 223 yards of total offense ... led the team with eight tackles and had one pass break up against West Virginia (9/22) ... led all defensive backs and finished second on the team with six tackles (four solo) vs. Wake Forest (10/6) ... helped limit Wake Forest to 241 total yards (71 rushing, 170 passing), including only 45 in the second half ... recorded seven total tackles against Virginia (10/13), including six solo tackles, and had one pass breakup ... totaled seven tackles, including four solo, against NC State (10/20) ... recorded six solo tackles against Boston College (10/27) ... recorded four tackles including three solo tackles against Georgia Tech (11/3) ... recorded six solo tackles and one pass break up against Clemson (11/10) ... made four solo tackles against Florida State (11/17) ... recorded a career high 11 tackles, including nine solo tackles, and one tackle for loss against North Carolina (11/24).
Started all 12 games at cornerback ... an Academic All-ACC selection ... led the team with six pass breakups and tied for the team lead with three interceptions ... tied for eighth in the ACC and t-70th nationally in picks (0.25 pg), and t-15th in the conference in pass breakups (0.75 pg) ... made five tackles in the season opener against Miami (9/5) ... made his first career interception against West Virginia (9/17) and tallied three tackles ... recorded three stops against Temple (9/24) ... made four tackles against Towson (10/1) ... turned in a solid performance against Georgia Tech (10/8) with three unassisted tackles, an interception and a pass breakup ... recorded five tackles and an assisted tackle for loss against Clemson (10/15) ... had four tackles and an interception against Florida State (10/22) ... recorded four tackles and forced a fumble against Boston College (10/29) ... made four tackles, including a tackle for loss, and made a pass breakup against Virginia (11/5) ... matched career highs with two pass breakups and one tackle for loss against Notre Dame (11/12) ... scooped up a fumble and returned it 66 yards for the opening score against NC State (11/26) ... also matched career highs with four solo stops and two pass breakups.
Played in 11 games and finished with 22 tackles ... recorded a career-high six tackles in his Maryland debut against Navy (9/6) ... also returned two kicks for 26 yards vs. Navy ... made five stops, including a career-best four solo stops, against West Virginia (9/18) ... had a couple of stops vs. FIU (9/25) ... had one stop and a PBU at Boston College (10/23) ... made one tackle and had two PBUs against Wake Forest (10/30) and returned a kick for 29 yards ... recorded three tackles at Miami (11/6) and made two kick returns ... had a couple of tackles at Virginia (11/13).
Served a redshirt season ... made the travel squad for all five road trips ... in the mix for playing time, but was able to hold onto his redshirt.
At Stafford Senior High School...A standout two-way player ... played free safety, cornerback, running back and wide receiver for the Indians ... rated the 63rd-best safety in the nation according to Scout ... rated the 76th-best athlete nationally by Rivals ... recorded 97 tackles and six interceptions as a senior in 2008 after missing most of his junior year with an injury ... also caught 48 passes for 885 yards and 11 TDs and rushed for 457 yards and nine scores on 76 carries ... returned one punt and two kickoffs for TDs last season ... named honorable mention All-Met by the Washington Post ... also garnered all-area and all-district honors following the 2008 season ... missed the majority of his junior season due to injury ... also played basketball ... clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... also received interest from South Carolina and Virginia Tech ... coached by Chad Lewis.
Born in Woodbridge, Va. ... parents are Dexter and Gina McDougle ... high school teammate of former Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith ... lists Shawne Merriman as his favorite all-time Terp ... carried a 3.5 GPA in high school ... a criminology and criminal justice major.