Position: Defensive Back
Height /Weight: 6-3 / 200
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
High School: Lake Taylor 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 LB David Mackall • tall, athletic defender who has good ball skills • can play both linebacker and cornerback • will add solid depth to Delaware defensive secondary that returns four starters and ranks among the top units in the nation • projects as the top backup at cornerback to starters Travis Hawkins and Marcus Burley • will also be counted on to provide athleticism on special teams.
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 • a 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: Born in Norfolk, Va. • mother is Cheryleen Rowson • has two siblings • undecided on a major.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive