A recurring series where we will profile every player on Maryland's roster, counting down to kick-off against William & Mary on September 1. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today we profile a player who missed all of last year due to injury.
Dave Stinebaugh, Junior (RS), Tight End, #86
Major: Criminal Justice
Collegiate Stats: Four receptions for 42 yards
High School Stats (Senior Year): 45 receptions for 632 yards and nine touchdowns, 75 tackles, seven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), seven pass breakups and five fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns)
Recruiting Ratings: Three stars by Rivals (#67 ATH), Scout (#57 TE), ESPN (#101 TE)
High School: Perry Hall
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Dave Stinebaugh was your typical do-everything star in high school, playing tight end, wide receiver, free safety, linebacker, punter, and kicker for Perry Hall, even rushing and passing for touchdowns in his junior season. The Gators went 9-3 in his senior season, finishing as runners-up in the 4A North Region. He was named All-Baltimore and all-county as well as all-state following his senior year, and was the Baltimore County player of the year as a junior. At Perry Hall, he also played basketball and lacrosse.
Stinebaugh was recruited to Maryland by James Franklin, and chose the Terps over an offer from Akron. He also received interest from Michigan State, Connecticut, and Rutgers, among others. He grew up rooting for the Terps, and had developed a good relationship with the coaches.
After redshirting his first year, he played well in spring practice before in 201 and entered the year with promise at the tight end spot. He played in the first five games, starting in one, before knee and shoulder injuries forced him to miss the rest of the year. He caught four passes for 42 yards in those first five games.
Stinebaugh missed all of last year's spring practice, the entirety of last season, and practiced hurt through this year's spring camp with a shoulder injury.
Dave "Crew Cut" Stinebaugh
Starting against Duke against 2010.
All the injuries.
Stinebaugh stays healthy, holding down the back-up tight end spot and setting himself up for a starting position for his senior year.
The shoulder gets hurt again.
Thanks to the recurring shoulder injury, it's hard for us to know exactly what to expect from Dave Stinebaugh this fall. On the spring depth chart, he's listed fourth, behind former walk-on Ryan Schlothauer, glorified H-Back Devonte Campbell, and guaranteed starter Matt Furstenburg. But if he's fully recovered come fall, where will he fit in?
The logical place is right behind Furstenburg, as the backup tight end, but honestly he could fit anywhere from two to four, depending on his fitness level. Campbell is supremely talented, and Schlothauer has earned a chance at playing time, so Stinebaugh will have to play well to see action.
Stinebaugh has always shown promise in his Maryland career, and has been touted as a consistent option as a short-yardage pass catcher. With an inexperienced run-first quarterback lining up for the Terps, the more of those that Maryland has, the better.
Our next one is easy, so we'll have another two-parter. Remember, to get the point you have to answer both who's next and the trivia question.
1) Our next player went to prep school at an institution that used to share its name with an Ivy League program.
2) Our next player also caught a 53-yard reception against Clemson in 2010, the longest by a Terrapin tight end since who? Hint: it was also against Clemson.
ClickClack62 gets his third.
Maryland1206 - 8
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Dirty_Terps - 5
Terpsonfire - 4
bubbasparks - 3
ClickClack62 - 3
T Free - 1
Terpsfinish - 1
Mdak06 - 1
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Everybody else - 0