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Our series continues with a reserve fullback.

Rob Carr

Tyler Cierski, Senior, Full Back, #49

Stats:

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 280

Twitter: None that we could find

Collegiate Stats: 15 yards rushing on 4 attempts, 1 catch for 5 yards, 1 touchdown; Academic All-ACC selection in 2011 and 2012.

High School Stats (Senior Year): 143 carries for 792 yards and 11 touchdowns, 16 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns

247sports composite Ratings: Three stars by Rivals (#4 FB), Scout (#7 FB), ESPN (#2 FB), two stars by 24/7

Who Maryland beat: Florida State, Stanford, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt

High School: Mill Creek (Ga.)

Hometown: Dacula, Georgia

High School Highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

One of the top fullback prospects in 2010, Tyler Cierski could do it all.  His game featured top notch blocking, soft hands, and north-south running with the ball in his hands.

Maryland was the first school offered him Cierski a scholarship.  Offensive line coach Tom Brattan built a strong relationship with the talented fullback, earning an early committment in the process. Understandably, Cierski waivered a bit after Ralph Friedgen was fired, but the hiring of Randy Edsall reaffirmed his commitment to Maryland.  The Terps beat out some big name competition for Cierski's services, including Florida State, Stanford, and Tennessee.

Profiling the entire team

Cierski started from the beginning at fullback, as expected. He played in all twelve games as a true freshman, but  only received five touches all year. He scored the first touchdown of his career on a five-yard reception against Towson.  2012 followed much the same pattern as the 2011 seasons, with Cierski No. 1 on the depth chart at Fullback, but not utilized much due to the offensive scheme.  Against Clemson Cierski did notch a career high 10 yards on three carries.  Last year was a battle against injuries and Kenneth Goins.  Cierski lost the starting Fullback position due to injury and never got on track, appearing in only 5 games.

Cierski was a strong student in high school at Mill Creek, and has continued to excel academically at Maryland.  In recognition of his outstanding work in the classroom, Cierski was named an Academic All-ACC selection his freshman and sophomore years.

Nickname:

Tyler "Moose" Cierski

Career Highlight:

Touchdown reception against Towson in 2011.

Dream Season:

Winning back the starting Fullback job and paving the way to B1G rushing numbers.

2014 Prospectus:

Cierski is not likely to see much action in his senior season.  Maryland has a lot of depth and talent at running back and wide receiver, leaving little room for the team's fullback to make much of an impact.  Additionally, with the speedier Kenneth Goins the entrenched starter entering the season, Cierski will have to look to special teams to make his mark in his last year.

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