Height /Weight: 6-3 / 225
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Edmonson-Westside HS
Last School: University of Maryland
At Delaware: First-year transfer from the University of Maryland where he played for two seasons • one of three Maryland transfers in 2012, joining DL Zach Kerr and DB Mario Rowson • athletic linebacker who is expected to move right into starting spot • solid run-stopper who will take over outside linebacker position after loss of captain and three-year starter Andrew Harrison to graduation • tough-minded, aggressive defensive player who has a good motor • will have two years of eligibility for the Blue Hens.
At Maryland: 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.
2011 Season: 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.
2010 Season: 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.
At Fork Union Military Academy: 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.
High School: 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.
Personal: David Mackall • born in Baltimore • parents are David, Sr. and Ava Mackall • has three older sisters • enjoys drawing in his spare time • enrolled in letters and sciences at Maryland.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive