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January 27, 2011

Meet Evan Mulrooney

This is part of a series of 2011 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 2. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Evan Mulrooney
Birthdate: Jan. 20, 1993
Birthplace: Wilmington, Del.
Hometown: Wilmington Del.
Height: 6-4
Weight: 275
Position: Center
Nickname: None
High School: Salesianum School
Rankings: -- Two stars, No. 4 player in Delaware. -- Three stars, No. 15 center. -- Three stars, No. 107 offensive tackle, 75 rating. 24-7 Sports -- Three stars, 80 rating.

Bench max: 315
40-yard dash: 5.3
Runner-up: North Carolina State
Other schools considered: Virginia Tech
Favorite NFL player: Todd Herremans
Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite all-time Terp: Randy White
Favorite music: Jimi Hendrix
Favorite book: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Favorite movie: "MacGruber"
Favorite TV show: "Eastbound and Down" or "Boardwalk Empire"
Favorite food: "A 'Bobbie'. It's a sub in Delaware with mayo, turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. It’s amazing."
Favorite high school class: Sports psychology
Favorite thing about College Park: "That there always seems to be something to do, whether it's on campus or in D.C. or Baltimore."
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: "Hanging out with friends."
Intended major: "Kinesiology, specified in sports psychology."
Something that not many people know about you: "That I’m ridiculously flexible. I can do the splits and put my face against my shins when I stretch when my feet are flat on the ground."
Best football moment: "Probably winning the state championship as a junior or getting my scholarship offer from Maryland."
Role model: "Probably my parents because they've worked really hard to get where they're at. They're really hard workers, and with all the success they've had, they're really modest. They're just really good people and I'd like to see myself become [like them] in the years to come."
Why Maryland? "I had a really great connection with the coaching staff that was there when I committed, and I felt really comfortable with everything. I know the program is going to be really good in the years to come. I want to be a part of that. And the location of it was really great because it's only an hour and 45 minutes from my house, so I'll have the opportunity to go home when I need to. And even with the recent coaching changes, [offensive line] coach Tom Brattan is still there. He's someone I'm really close to, and I liked how he's a straight shooter and never really beat around the bush. He got to the point. And just the fact that they offered me first. They saw something in me that they liked enough to the point that they offered me a scholarship. That meant a lot to me. It's all those things combined."

Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:45 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Meet the recruit


Wow, Randy White and Jimi Hendrix! I think I like this kid.

Sounds good! It would be even better if he took up chess for a hobby. The great center on our 2001 team, Melvin Fowler, was also on the UM chess team, and he said it really helped him read the defenses. Despite being undersized, he ended up playing in the NFL.

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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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