Maryland football starts its season in 59 days. Until then, we’re profiling each and every player on the roster.
Sean Christie, offensive lineman
Weight: 310 pounds
Year: Redshirt sophomore
High School: Patchogue-Medford High School
How Christie got to College Park
Christie was a three-star recruit according to the 247 Sports Composite, and committed to Maryland in December 2013. The site also rated him as the 14th best player from New York in the class of 2014.
His senior year he won the Zellner Award as the best lineman in Suffolk County by the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association. He was also named second team all state by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Christie has not played since getting to College Park, and that’s not unusual. Even heralded recruits Derwin Gray and Damian Prince redshirted their freshman seasons. Christie is behind them on the depth chart and isn't likely to leapfrog them.
A career highlight
Christie has yet to play at Maryland, so here are some highlights from high school.
Christie is unlikely to play on the offensive line in 2016. Maryland returns starters Mike Minter and Michael Dunn, and will be looking for former blue chip recruits such as Gray and Prince to fulfill their potential. Add top 2016 recruits Terrance Davis and Richard Merritt to the mix and it’s easy to see why the odds are against him.
What a dream season would look like
Christie finally sees the field and impresses the coaching staff, putting himself in position for a bigger role in 2017.
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