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Former Terps CB McDougle drafted by Jets in third round

Posted on 10 May 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Former University of Maryland defensive back Dexter McDougle was selected Friday by the New York Jets in the third round (80th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

A two-time Academic All-ACC selection, McDougle missed the last nine games of his senior season after sustaining an injury against Connecticut. Prior to his injury, McDougle led the Terrapins with three interceptions and earned Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week honors for his performance against the Huskies.

A respected team leader, who helped acclimate fellow teammates to the rigors of the defensive back position following his injury, McDougle received the inaugural Dexter McDougle Ultimate Team Player Award at the postseason team banquet in December.

The Falmouth, Va., native started all 12 games of his junior season, recording 71 total tackles, including a team-high 58 solo stops.  McDougle tied for the team high in interceptions (3) in his sophomore campaign and led the squad with six pass breakups.

After serving a redshirt year in 2009, McDougle played 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010 and finished with 22 tackles in his debut season.

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CB McDougle headlines Terps working out at Pro Day

Posted on 08 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A showing of 35 representatives from 24 NFL teams gathered at the University of Maryland Tuesday afternoon for the football program’s 2014 Senior Pro Day.

Participating for the Terps were offensive lineman De’Onte Arnett, defensive backs Isaac Goins and Dexter McDougle, linebackers Demetrius Hartsfield and Marcus Whitfield, long snapper Greg Parcher and tight ends Ryan Schlothauer and Dave Stinebaugh.

As Maryland head coach Randy Edsall put it, this day is no different from a job interview for these men as they tried to impress the scouts with the hopes of making a name for themselves at the professional level.

“Our guys are well prepared,” Edsall said. “They’re in good shape, you can see that from their bodies. I know the guys that have had an opportunity to sit down and talk to these clubs; clubs have been very impressed with the kids in terms of their football knowledge, but also the kind of young men that they are and the character with how they conduct themselves.”

McDougle was invited to the NFL Combine in February, but was unable to participate due to his continued recovery from a shoulder injury he suffered in a Sept. 14 game at Connecticut. Pro Day was McDougle’s first opportunity since the injury to showcase his talents.

“It’s everybody’s dream to go [to the Combine] and I didn’t get to participate, so I was down,” McDougle said. “I’ve been looking forward to this day. I finally get to show them that I’m moving again. Show them a little bit of what I can do at my position. Show them that I have not lost a step. Today was definitely a big day.”

Edsall is quick to vouch for McDougle, as he has seen him face adversity and push through to the next steps toward his dream.

“The only thing I told him is just go have fun,” Edsall said. “He’s prepared. He’s done all the hard work. He’s put the time and effort into it. Now it’s just a matter of going out here today and just relaxing and enjoying the moment. Enjoying the day.”

Maryland’s other participants took advantage of the time to get in front of NFL representatives and spark some interest. Marcus Whitfield was quick to remember that, “All you need is one team, that’s it.”

As seniors in 2012, Hartsfield and Schlothauer both got the opportunity to return and participate in this year’s Pro Day. Due to an injury, Hartsfield could not participate in the 2013 Pro Day and though Schlothauer did participate, he suffered an injury after and had to put this NFL dreams on hold.

“It’s Maryland football. It’s family,” Edsall said of the opportunity for Hartsfield and Schlothauer to return for Pro Day.

More than a year out from knee surgery, Hartsfield took the opportunity to heart and expects only good to come from the day’s workout.

“I’m going to bring a lot of intensity, a lot of leadership [to an NFL team],” Hartsfield said. “Sideline speed, that’s one of my biggest things. [I’m] just a person that can get to the ball. I can cover. I can stop the run. I can blitz. I definitely think I can do everything you would need me to do in the NFL.”

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Terps add McDougle to official injury report

Posted on 16 September 2013 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

vs. West Virginia

Position

Name

Injury

Status

DB Milan Collins Ankle Out for the season
OL JaJuan Dulaney Knee Out for the season
DB Dexter McDougle Shoulder Out for the season
DL Ty Tucker Knee Out for the season

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Terps Whitfield, McDougle honored by ACC

Posted on 16 September 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Maryland linebacker Marcus Whitfield and defensive back Dexter McDougle were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday. Whitfield was voted ACC Linebacker of the Week, while McDougle earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors, in Maryland’s 32-21 win at Connecticut on Saturday.

Whitfield led a defensive attack that sacked UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer six times, the most sacks by Maryland since the Terps recorded six against Virginia on Oct. 1, 2005.

The senior from Germantown, Md., recorded a career-high three sacks, which is tied for the highest single-game total in the country this season. Whitfield’s final sack resulted in a safety as Whitmer was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone in an attempt to avoid the on-coming linebacker. On the season, Whitfield leads the nation with 5.5 sacks.

In the secondary, McDougle set a career high with two interceptions, returning one 49 yards for a touchdown. McDougle is the first Terrapin to return an interception for a touchdown since teammate A.J. Hendy took one back against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011. The native of Falmouth, Va., also finished with eight tackles, seven of which were solo.

McDougle now has two touchdowns in his career. Against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011, McDougle scooped up a fumble and returned it 66 yards for a touchdown. He is one of seven active players in the ACC with two or more non-offensive touchdowns.

Maryland improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2001 with the victory over the Huskies. The Terps play host to West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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Terps CB McDougle out for season with shoulder injury

Posted on 15 September 2013 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland CB Dexter McDougle will miss the rest of the 2013 season with a shoulder injury, head coach Randy Edsall announced on a conference call Sunday. The injury marks the end of the college career for the Terps’ fifth-year senior.

The injury occurred in the Terrapins’ 32-21 win at UConn Saturday night, after McDougle had earlier returned an interception of Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer for a 49 yard touchdown. The injury is particularly costly for the Terps, as they had lost their other starting corner Jeremiah Johnson a week earlier to a toe injury. Johnson has the potential to return to the team in November.

Without their starting corners, the Terps are expected to turn to senior transfer Isaac Goins and true freshman Will Likely as starters. Alvin Hill and Jarrett Ross could also be part of the equation in the secondary.

The Terps return to action Saturday (3:30) against West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. It was announced Sunday that the game will air on ESPNU.

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