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January 17, 2010

Meet Sal Conaboy

This is part of a series of 2010 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Sal Conaboy
Birthdate: Nov. 5, 1990
Birthplace: Scranton, Pa.
Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pa.
Height: 6’5
Weight: 255
Position: Offensive guard or center

High School: Abington Heights (Pa.)
Senior statistics: None
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 15 offensive guard, No. 18 player in Pennsylvania. -- Three stars, No. 10 offensive guard. -- Three stars, No. 21 offensive guard, 78 rating.
Bench max: 300
40-yard dash: 5.0
Runner-up: Pittsburgh
Other schools considered: Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn, West Virginia
Favorite NFL player: Donovan McNabb
Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite music: AC/DC, Phil Collins, Jack Johnson
Favorite book: “Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood” by Jeffrey Marx
Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”
Favorite TV show: “Scrubs”
Favorite food: Ribs
Favorite high school class: Social studies
Favorite thing about College Park: “Football facilities.”
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: “Youth group, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, basketball.”
Intended major: Criminal Justice
Something that not many people know about you: “Probably that I’m the co-chair for Relay for Life. It’s a 16-hour overnight event to raise money for cancer patients.”
Best football moment: “When we won the district championship this year.”
Role model: “Probably my head football coach, Joe Repshis, [for] all the help that he’s given me and all his morals.”
Why Maryland? “From the first time I went there, it just felt like home. It felt like a place I could grow and succeed. I was just comparing other schools to it and nowhere came close, in my opinion.”

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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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