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Profiles in Terpage: Andrew Stefanelli, Tehuti Miles and Zimuzo Nwaigwe

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Our series continues with a trio of walk-on backs.

Rob Carr

Andrew Stefanelli, Sophomore (RS), Fullback, #33; Tehuti Miles, Sophomore, Running Back, #42; Zimuzo Nwaigwe, Sophomore, #38

Stats:

Height: 5'10'', 5'10'', 5'10''

Weight: 230, 205, 200

Twitter: Only found one for Nwaigwe @ShotForZ

Collegiate Stats: Stefanelli appeared against Old Dominion and West Virginia last season.

High School Stats (Senior Year): Couldn't dig any up

247sports composite Ratings: None of the players were rated on 247, but Stefanelli was ranked the sixth best fullback by both Rivals and ESPN.

High School: Good Counsel (Md.), Hammonton (NJ), Fallston (Md.)

Hometown: Rockville, Md., Hammonton, NJ, Forest Hill, Md.

High School Highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Stefanelli was a prized fullback coming out of Good Counsel and initially went to Temple for a season before transferring to Maryland. He was a key offensive piece to a Good Counsel team that went undefeated and earned a number four national ranking. He was named to the Chesapeake Bowl game in 2012 and All-WCAC in 2011. After transferring to Maryland as a redshirt freshman, he saw action in two ballgames last season.

Tehuti Miles has one of the most interesting and well respected stories on the team. Following high school, Miles enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Drum in upstate New York before deploying to Afghanistan in 2008. While overseas, he became a decorated soldier. Here are all the medals he won:

  • National Defense Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign with Star Ribbon
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Expert Rifleman Badge
Miles was a 22-year-old freshman last year and served as a redshirt. He was honored with scout team offensive player of the week for the Virginia Tech game.

Zimuzo Nwaigwe was a tremendous three-sport star at Fallston before graduating in 2010. He was a regional champion in the 100m sprint and was clocked running a 4.49 40 yard dash according to his highlight tape. Nwaigwe signed with Wesely College to play football but transferred to Maryland shortly thereafter. After skipping the 2012 season, Nwaigwe earned a spot but did not see the field last season.

Profiling the entire team


Zimuzo Nwaigwe was a tremendous three-sport star at Fallston before graduating in 2010. He was a regional champion in the 100m sprint and was clocked running a 4.49 40 yard dash according to his highlight tape. Nwaigwe signed with Wesely College to play football but transferred to Maryland shortly thereafter. After skipping the 2012 season, Nwaigwe earned a spot but did not see the field last season.

Nickname:

No Doubt (Gwen Stefani), Major Payne, Zimmy

Career Highlight:

Being named scout team player of the week for Miles and seeing playing time for Stefanelli.

Dream Season:

Seeing the field and making a Rudy-esque impact.

2014 Prospectus:

The trio of 5'10'' backs are relatively buried in the depth chart for this upcoming season. Stefanelli is viewed as the third best full back on the team and will have trouble overtaking Kenneth Goins for some snaps. Neither Miles nor Nwaigwe are on scholarship but could see playing time in event of a few injuries. Providing a clash of speed and power, all three are quality reserves that are important to the depth of the roster.

Up Next:

Our next player's high school highlight tape was Pete's favorite in his recruiting class.

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