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Profiles in Terpage: Elvis Dennah

The defensive back adds size and speed to the DB position

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Elvis Dennah, Freshman (RS), Defensive Back, #36


Height: 6'2''

Weight: 205

Twitter: N/A

High School Stats (Senior Year): 53 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks

247sports composite Ratings: Two stars, 130th-best safety, 43rd-bst player in Maryland

High School: Annapolis Area Christian School (Md.)

Hometown: Lanham, Md.

High School Highlights: Click here for his senior year highlights.

How'd He Get to College Park?

Elvis Dennah was an underrated player coming out of the small Christian school located in Maryland's capital. Dennah started outside linebacker for AASC and lead his team to a 10-2 record and the state title in his junior season. His team's impressive championship run was followed up by a disappointing (to say the least) 0-10 record his senior year. That mark wasn't a reflection of Dennah's play, who managed 53 tackles on defense and two offense snags for touchdowns.

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Dennah was redshirted his first year due to the surplus of defensive backs in the Terps arsenal. Maryland was the only school to offer Dennah a scholarship, but that's likely because he committed very early on.


The Pass Dennah-yer

Career Highlight:

Committing to the Terps and winning the MIAA B Championship his junior year

Dream Season:

After finally getting a starting shot at safety, he intercepts Braxton Miller, takes it to the house, and does a Lambough leap-type jump into the Maryland student section.

2014 Prospectus:

With 10 safeties listed on the depth chart, Dennah will likely be placed on the special teams unit barring an injury from one of the four players Pete Volk listed ahead of him on the depth chart. Dennah's speed and size makes him a valuable asset for the Terps looking ahead. Analyzing his film, he played more outside linebacker in high school, which speaks to his ability to penetrate the quarterback.

His frame and ability to both rush and drop into coverage will make him a candidate for quality time next season. For now, he will be learning and developing under projected starters Sean Davis and Anthony Dixon.

Up Next:

Our next player switched positions before spring football to help with depth concerns.


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