Third-year member of the squad after transfer from the University of Maryland • coming off a solid 2013 campaign, his first on the field for Delaware after missing the entire 2012 season with an injury • after starting 10 games at outside linebacker a year ago, will move into the middle this season, switching spots with All-CAA senior Pat Callaway • could also contribute on special teams • solid run-stopper • tough-minded, aggressive defensive player who has a good motor • had three tackles for loss in the Blue-White Spring Game.
Finally made his long-awaited debut in a Delaware uniform and proved to be a solid linebacker for the Blue Hens • returned to action at full strength after missing an entire year with an injury and was one of the team’s most effective defenders • played in all 12 games and started the final 10 contests of the year at outside linebacker • ranked third on the team with 75 tackles (34 solo) and added two sacks for six yards and ranked No. 2 on the team with eight tackles for loss (13 yards) • strong pass defender who had an interception and three pass breakups and also forced a fumble • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks vs. Albany and Rhode Island after a pair of stellar performances in UD victories • recorded 12 tackles vs. Albany and followed that with a career-high 14 stops against Rhode Island • also had eight tackles against Villanova and seven each vs. Navy, Towson, and James Madison • made first career start at Navy • had at least one tackle for loss in eight straight games at one point in the season • had sacks vs. Maine and Albany in back to back weeks • intercepted a pass vs. Rhode Island and returned it eight yards.
Projected to play a key role in Delaware linebacker corps but suffered an injury in pre-season that sidelined him for the entire year.
Played linebacker and defensive end for two seasons at Maryland for head coaches Ralph Friedgen and Randy Edsall • teams went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 20 career games with seven starts over two seasons and recorded 48 tackles • also had six sacks and nine tackles for loss.
Played in eight games with seven starts at defensive end for first-year head coach Randy Edsall • team went 2-10 • dismissed from team over final four games • ranked among Terrapin leaders with 30 tackles, including 13 solo stops • also had six tackles for loss (23 yards), three sacks (18 yards), and was second on the team with two forced fumbles • recorded a career-high seven tackles vs. Georgia Tech and added six vs. Temple and four each against Towson and Miami • had two sacks and forced a fumble vs. Towson • had two tackles for loss vs. Georgia Tech and added a sack and a forced fumble against West Virginia.
Reserve 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 • played in 12 games after joining the team in the spring • served as the backup to first team All-ACC performer Alex Wujciak • also saw action on special teams • recorded 18 tackles (9 solo) and was third on team with three sacks • tied for third in the Atlantic Coast Conference among freshmen in sacks • one of five true freshmen to see time during the year • posted a career-high seven tackles, including a career-best two solo stops, vs. Morgan State • had three tackles vs. Florida International and Wake Forest • posted career-highs in tackles for loss (two) and sacks (two) vs. Miami • had one sack for eight-yard loss vs. North Carolina State • recorded his first career interception vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl and returned the pick 34 yards to set up a touchdown.
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Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com in 2009 • signed with Maryland in February but attended the Virginia-based prep school in the fall • coached by John Shuman.
Labeled a four-star recruit by Rivals.com as a senior at Edmonson-Westside High School for head coach Dante Jones • ranked No. 24 in SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 54 • rated the ninth best player in Maryland and the 15th-best strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals • rated the 83rd-best defensive end nationally by Scout • tallied 91 tackles, including six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries despite playing through a wrist injury as a senior in 2008 • helped lead Red Storm to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Class AA North regional championship game • selected to the ESPN Small School All-State team • named defensive MVP of the Offense-Defense Bowl after recording two sacks and blocking a punt • contributed 13 sacks as a junior • helped Red Storm claim its first Class 2A state championship in 2006 • also played basketball and lacrosse for the Red Storm • also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Purdue.
David Mackall ("mackle") • born March 20, 1991 in Baltimore • son of Ava Mackall • has three older sisters • enjoys drawing in his spare time • criminal justice major with a minor in sociology at Delaware • has worked at popular Newark restaurant Klondike Kate's Restaurant during the summer.
|| Tackles (Solo)
Tackles: 14 vs. Rhode Island, 2013; 12 vs. Albany, 2013