2017 NFL Draft

Demetrius Hartsfield, ILB

School: Maryland  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 246 lbs.
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12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: LB-Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland, 6-2, 240, Sr.-R, Raleigh, N.C. (9), has been selected Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team. Hartsfield was eighth in the league with 8.7 tackles per game, and tied for the team lead with 78 total tackles despite missing the final three games. - Maryland football

12/01/2012 - 2012 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): LB-Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland (34)...has been named Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2012 college football season by the ACC Media Association. Hartsfield was eighth in the league with 8.7 tackles per game, and tied for the team lead with 78 total tackles despite missing the final three games. - Maryland football

10/10/2012 - It's no accident that Maryland linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield leads the nation's seventh-ranked defense in tackles and sacks. Hartsfield - affectionately called ''Meat'' by his coaches and teammates - works hard on the practice field and in the weight room. He also spends hours each week studying film. ''I've learned that how you practice and how you prepare is how you play,'' Hartsfield said Tuesday. ''As a young player you don't really understand that. It's crazy, because I've been told that since high school. But I don't think I realized that until end of my sophomore year here.'' Hartsfield was honorable mention All-ACC last year, and this season he's playing even better. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder has 43 tackles and three sacks for a unit that is allowing only 257.2 yards per game. Hartsfield and the defense are a big reason why the Terrapins (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) already have exceeded last year's win total. ''He studies the game,'' coach Randy Edsall said. ''He'll put the time and effort into watching film. He wants to be good. I think that's one of the things that's very important. I can see a big difference in him from last year in the knowledge and the confidence that he has been playing with.'' Hartsfield had 10 tackles in Saturday's 19-14 win over Wake Forest and sealed the victory with a fourth-down sack. - AP Sports

10/10/2012 - ACC: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 6: Keep an eye on: LB Demetrius Hartsfield, 6-2, 240, Maryland: Why you should watch him: Hartsfield isn't at the top of any NFL Draft lists, but he has produced in a big way this season for one of the more surprising units in all of college football. Last year, the Terrapins were No. 108 nationally in total defense, giving up 457.2 yards per game. This year, Maryland's defense is No. 7 nationally in total defense (257.2 yards per game), No. 7 in rushing defense (81 ypg), and No. 15 in passing defense (176.2 ypg). Season stats (five games): 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 interception. Player ranking: Hartsfield is ranked No. 365 overall and the No. 31 outside linebacker in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: Maryland plays at Virginia Saturday. The Cavaliers have struggled offensively and recently made a change at quarterback. - Sean Bielawski, CBSSports.com

10/08/2012 - WEEK 6 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland, Senior, LB, 6-2, 240, Raleigh, N.C.,...Hartsfield led a strong defensive effort as Maryland beat Wake Forest 19-14 in its ACC opener. The Terrapins held the Demon Deacons to 241 yards of total offense, including just 45 in the second half and four in the fourth quarter. Hartsfield finished with 10 tackles, seven of them solo, one pass breakup and a sack. His sack of Wake quarterback Tanner Price on fourth-and-15 with under a minute to play essentially sealed the victory for Maryland. - ACC football

09/10/2012 - Maryland forced a fumble on Temple's first offensive play, but for the second straight week, the Terrapins committed more turnovers and still won. All four Maryland miscues were by freshmen -- two fumbles by RB Wes Brown, one by Perry Hills and a muffed punt by Stefon Diggs. All three made positive plays, too, and for the second straight week, LB Demetrius Hartsfield had a game-sealing takeaway. He had an interception with 2:05 left, on the heels of a late fumble recovery to clinch the William & Mary win. - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2012 - Senior middle linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield led the Terps with 13 tackles against William & Mary. Hartsfield entered the game as the ACC's active leader with 260 tackles. Hartsfield's fumble recovery with 1:11 remaining sealed the game. - The Sports Xchange

06/18/2012 - Top-five Maryland prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. OLB Demetrius Hartsfield (6-2, 240)...The Terrapins' leading tackler from a year ago, Hartsfield took over as the leader of the defense last season after Tate went down with his knee injury. Entering his fourth year as a starter, he has done a nice job bulking up and steadily improving since enrolling at Maryland. Hartsfield was only a two-star recruit out of high school in Raleigh, NC, but impressed the coaching staff during a camp visit and earned a scholarship offer. He started 20 games at weakside linebacker as a redshirt freshman and sophomore before moving inside to middle linebacker last season, leading the team with 108 tackles despite missing three games due to injury. Hartsfield will stay inside for the Terps in 2012, but with the defense moving to a 3-4 formation, he will be asked to do a few different things. He is an impressive athlete for the position and has done a nice job getting stronger in the weight room, adding over 30 pounds since high school. Hartsfield needs to clean up some mental lapses on the field and show the same consistency and energy on every snap, something he didn't always do in the past. He currently projects as a mid-round linebacker, but the NFL will always find room for linebackers who averaged double-digit tackles at the college level (Hartsfield averaged 12.0 tackles per game in 2011). - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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