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January 8, 2009

Meet Pete deSouza

This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Pete deSouza
Birthdate: Oct. 14, 1990
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: Silver Spring
Nicknames: Big Pete or Iggy
Height: 6’7
Weight: 320
Position: Offensive tackle
High School: DeMatha
Senior statistics: N/A
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 60 offensive tackle, No. 18 player in Maryland. -- Three stars, No. 69 offensive tackle.
Bench max: 335
40-yard dash: 5.3
Other schools considered: West Virginia, Rutgers, Virginia, Syracuse, Akron, Boston College, Miami, North Carolina.
Favorite NFL player: Albert Haynesworth (current), Jonathan Ogden (former)
Favorite NFL team: San Francisco 49ers
Favorite all-time Terp: Boomer Esiason
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, TI
Favorite book: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
Favorite movie: 300
Favorite TV show: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite high school class: Psychology
Favorite thing about College Park: “The fact that it’s near my house. It’s like 20 minutes away from my house. And I also heard there’s a rock-climbing spot in College Park. I want to check that out.”
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: “I like watching a lot of movies, playing video games, playing basketball.”
Intended major: Psychology or communications
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m a really nice guy. I’m laidback, chilled.”
Best football moment: “Winning the [Washington Catholic Athletic Conference] championship my senior year.”
Role model: “My mom because she’s been there since day one and she’s helped me grow up. She’s helped me in tough times and in good times. I had coaches that helped me out, but she was really there.”
Why Maryland? “It was home. It was also the fact that I was comfortable there. I had a relationship with the coaches. I didn’t have a bond with the other coaches like I did with the coaches from Maryland.”

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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