Sal Conaboy, Senior, Center, #65
Twitter: None that we could find
Collegiate Stats: Played in 25 games over three years including 18 starts
High School Stats (Senior Year): N/A
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 26th-best offensive guard in the nation, 19th-best player in Pennsylvania
Who Maryland beat: Oregon, Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Illinois and West Virginia
High School: Abington High School
Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pa.
High School Highlights:
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How'd He Get to College Park?
Conaboy had a decorated high school career highlighted by his first-team Class AAA All-Pennsylvania selection as a senior. He was tabbed as the 2009 Hookey Reap Award recipient which is handed to the top offensive lineman in Lackawanna County. When he wasn't busy paving the way for his backs on the field, he organized the Relay for Life, which raised money for cancer patients.
Profiling the entire team
Conaboy has climbed the ranks through the program, going from a redshirt freshman to a key reserve to a staple on the offensive line for the Terps. Last season, Conaboy started all 13 games, served on the team's leadership council, was All-Academic ACC and received The Public Service Award at the team banquet. He was part of the front that guided C.J. Brown to a 3,000 yard passing season for the first time at Maryland since 1994.
Winning The Public Service Award last season, something tells me community service means a little more than football to Conaboy.
Controlling the center position and riding out his last season in a Terp uniform with a double-digit win season.
He is in the driver seat and is almost a lock for starting center as he brings experience, talent and size to the front line. Stephen Grommer is the only other center listed on the depth chart and Grommer hasn't appeared in a game since joining Maryland in 2012. Conaboy impressed last year, particularly on the run-blocking front, which many people viewed to be his weakest attribute.
HIs great 2013 season hasn't gone unnoticed, as he was recently selected to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List, which goes to the best center in the FBS. Conaboy was among 66 centers selected for the Watch List. In C.J. Brown's last season, it's good to know he has a trustworthy and experienced teammate snapping him the ball.
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