A recurring series where we will profile every player on Maryland's roster, counting down to kick-off against Florida International on August 31. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today, we get started with a pair of defensive backs.
Tony Perry, Senior, #10 and Rashid Conteh, Junior, #39 - Defensive Backs
Majors: Kinesiology/Government & Politics
Twitters: None we could find
Collegiate Stats: One tackle/N/A
High School Stats: None we could find
Recruiting Ratings: N/A
High Schools: Marriotts Ridge/T.C. Williams
Hometowns: Woodstock, Md./Alexandria, Va.
High School Highlights:
None we could find.
How'd They Get to College Park?
Perry transferred from Fairmont State (where he did not play football), walking on to Maryland's team last year and seeing his first action in the last game of the year, recording a tackle against North Carolina. At Marriotts Ridge, Perry played running back, wide receiver and defensive back.
Conteh transferred from Oklahoma State, where he did not play but was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Besides playing football at T.C. Williams, Conteh ran track, winning districts in the 4x4 in 2009 and 2010.
Making the team.
Playing time against Old Dominion.
Tony Perry is third on the Maryland depth chart at one of the two cornerback positions, behind Alvin Hill and starter Dexter McDougle. The Terps have six corners on the roster (not including all true freshmen besides Will Likely), and Perry appears to very much be the sixth man in that rotation. His chances at playing time on defense are slim to none, but Maryland plays Old Dominion early in the year, which should be his best opportunity. He may see some time on special teams, and don't be surprised if he's part of the kickoff unit.
Rashid Conteh is fourth on Maryland's depth chart at strong safety, behind Undray Clark, Zach Dancel and starter Anthony Nixon. Like Perry, it's unlikely Conteh sees any playing time beyond garbage snaps against Old Dominion and special teams (and as a former track star, the latter seems more likely).
Our next player's high school team followed up a conference championship in his junior year with a winless season in his senior campaign.
ClickClack62 is on the board.
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