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Profiles in Terpage: Joe Riddle

Our series continues with a player who could contribute on offense, defense and or special teams.

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Joe Riddle, Jr (RS), RB, #29


Height: 6'1"

Weight: 210

Collegiate stats: 2 kickoff returns (25 yards), 2 tackles on special teams (1 solo, 1 assisted)

High school: Linganore (Frederick, MD)

High school stats (Senior Year): 900+ yards, 9 touchdowns on offense, 54 tackles and 4 ints at safety in an injury shortened 7 games.

Composite recruiting rating: 3-star, 98th best RB, 33rd best player in Maryland

Who Maryland beat: Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, West Virginia

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Riddle played on both offense and defense in high school, doing extremely well at both running back and safety.

In Frederick County during his senior year, Riddle was excelling before an injury limited him to just 7 games. He was being recruited mainly by Cincinnati but after receiving a scholarship offer by Maryland, he immediately committed to the hometown school.

Career Highlight:

Returning a kickoff for 16 yards last season.

Dream Season:

Riddle gets on the field either as a back up running back or as a safety.

2015 Prospectus:

Riddle is capable of play either the running back or safety position for Maryland and could see time on the field this year at either position. Riddle will probably compete with Ty Johnson for the 3rd spot on the running back depth chart entering camp this summer. But don't be surprised if Riddle works his way into the safety rotation as well. 
Riddle will also likely continue to contribute on special teams and could see an increased role in kickoff returns in 2015.

Up Next:

Our next player shares the same last name and uniform number as a member of the 2002 National Champion basketball team.


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