Roman Braglio, Sophomore (RS), Defensive end, #90
Collegiate Stats: Six tackles (three-and-a-half for a loss), two sacks
High School Stats (Senior Year): 83 tackles, 16 sacks, two defensive touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 45th-best strongside defensive end in the nation, 17th-best player in Maryland
Who Maryland beat: West Virginia
High School: McDonogh
Hometown: Owings Mills, Md.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Roman Braglio was one of the top defensive linemen in the state of Maryland, and thus attracted the attention of both Randy Edsall and former defensive line coach Greg Gattuso, who was the head man in the young defensive end's recruitment. As a high school senior, he played in both the Chesapeake Bowl and the Crab Bowl, with three QB knockdowns in the former.
Braglio earned consensus all-state honors and was named first team all-met. He played on both sides of the line in high school, was one of the top wrestlers in the state (as well as throwing shot put). His only other listed offer was from West Virginia, but he also received interest from Penn State, Tennessee and Virginia, among others.
Profiling the entire team
After redshirting his first year on campus and earning scout team defensive player of the week honors once, Braglio saw plenty of time on the field last season. He played in 10 games, starting against Old Dominion, and recorded six tackles (four solo) with sacks against FIU and West Virginia.
Starting against Old Dominion.
Braglio helps fill in at nose tackle while also playing a role off the edge, doubling his sack total from last season.
Braglio was impressive in his first season on the field last year, showing his versatility by playing both end and tackle and repeatedly frustrating opposing backfields. He's second on the depth chart at one of Maryland's two defensive end positions, behind Andre Monroe, and figures to play a big role this season along the defensive line. With the loss of nose tackle Nate Clarke, Braglio could see time at that position as well, giving a smaller option up the middle on passing downs.
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