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#23 Mario Rowson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
High School: Lake Taylor
Other College: Maryland
Major: Sociology
Experience: Transfer
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At Delaware: Second-year transfer from the University of Maryland where he played for two seasons • tall, athletic defender who has good ball skills • looking to see first career action at Delaware • adds depth to a Blue Hen defensive secondary that lost three starters to graduation • projected as No. 2 cornerback behind Jordan Thomas entering season • could also see action on special teams.

2012 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware after transfer from Maryland • was one of three Maryland transfers in 2012, joining DL Zach Kerr and LB David Mackall • backup defensive back • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler.

At Maryland: Played linebacker and defensive back for two seasons at Maryland for head coaches Ralph Friedgen and Randy Edsall • teams went 11-14 in his two seasons • recorded 27 tackles in 11 games.

2011 Season: Played in 11 games with four starts at linebacker for first-year head coach Randy Edsall • team went 2-10 • posted 27 tackles, including 12 solo stops as a redshirt freshman • also had three tackles for loss (14 yards), one sack for eight yards, and two pass breakups • had career-high seven tackles each vs. Georgia Tech and Boston College • also had five tackles, including a sack, vs. Florida State • had three tackles each vs. Temple and Clemson and recorded a tackle for loss against Towson • 

2010 Season: First-year linebacker for team that went 9-4 under Friedgen • team was ranked No. 23 in final Associated Press poll after defeating East Carolina 51-20 in Military Bowl •  did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility.

High School: Explosive two-way player at Lake Taylor High School for head coach Hank Sawyer • started at cornerback and wide receiver • second team Class AAA All-State selection as a senior • was the 25th-ranked player in Virginia by Rivals.com • also ranked No. 68 nationally among safeties by Rivals.com • member of the SuperPrep Virginia 37 • 2009 first team All-Tidewater choice • also tabbed All-Eastern Region and all-district •  had seven interceptions and eight touchdowns in leading the Mighty Titans to a 10-3 mark and the regional championship • also played basketball •  also considered Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Penn State..

Personal: Mario L. Rowson ("row-son") • born Feb. 8, 1992 in Norfolk, Va. • son of Cheryleen Rowson • has two siblings • sociology major at Delaware.

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