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August 11, 2011

Baltimore area's 2011 FBS players

College football players across the country reported for camp this week, including 79 players from the Baltimore area at Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

In preparation for The Next Level -- a weekly series written by an intern-to-be-named-later during football season that tracks how Baltimore players are faring for their college programs -- I looked through all 120 FBS rosters, finding 79 players from here (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Howard County and Harford County).

The ACC is the most well-represented conference with 24 local players, followed by the Big East with 13 and the MAC with 12. There are seven players with Baltimore ties at independent schools. The SEC and Big Ten are next with six, Conference USA (three), WAC (two) and Sun Belt (one). The Big 12 and Pac-12 are the only conferences in the country without a Baltimore-area player on a roster.

Maryland leads the way with 12 players from this area. West Virginia is next with six local players, followed by Temple (five), Navy (four), Virginia (four), Wake Forest (four), Penn State (three), Buffalo (two), Connecticut (two), Michigan (two), New Mexico (two), Notre Dame (two), Pittsburgh (two), Rutgers (two), South Carolina (two) and Virginia Tech (two).

Check out the full list after the jump. Let me know if there's anyone I missed.

CollegeNameHigh SchoolPositionYear
AkronJoe PetridesArchbishop Curleydefensive endsophomore
ArkansasKiero SmallCardinal Gibbonsfullbackjunior
Arkansas StateDarron EdwardsDunbarcornerbacksenior
ArmyKelechi OdochaAtholtonslotbackjunior
Boston CollegeJosh BordnerCenturyquarterbackfreshman
BuffaloRudy JohnsonMcDonoghwide receiverfreshman
BuffaloKendall PattersonDeMatha *defensive tacklefreshman
Central MichiganLeron EaddyRiver Hillsafetysophomore
Colorado StateShaquil BarrettBoys Town (Neb.)!linebackersophomore
ConnecticutJerome JuniorArchbishop Curleysafetyjunior
ConnecticutTim WillmanReservoirdefensive tacklesophomore
East CarolinaDerrell JohnsonCardinal Gibbonsdefensive endsophomore
IowaJim PoggiGilmanlinebackerfreshman
Kent StateTerrell JohnsonArchbishop Spaldingoffensive linemanfreshman
KentuckyTravaughn PaschalArundeldefensive endfreshman
MarylandCody BlueWilde Lakeoffensive linemansophomore
MarylandTyrek CheeseboroMilford Millwide receiverfreshman
MarylandAdrian CoxsonCitywide receiverfreshman
MarylandA.J. FrancisGonzaga (D.C.) @defensive tacklejunior
MarylandEric FranklinArchbishop Curleysafetyjunior
MarylandTroy JonesSt. Paul'squarterbackfreshman
MarylandDavid MackallEdmondsondefensive endsophomore
MarylandGreg ParcherArchbishop Spaldinglong snappersophomore
MarylandMatt RobinsonAtholtonsafetysophomore
MarylandRyan SchlothauerEastern Techtight endjunior
MarylandDave StinebaughPerry Halltight endsophomore
MarylandAlvin ThomasLong Reachdefensive linemanjunior
Miami (Ohio)Mwanza WamulumbaMeadedefensive linemansophomore
MichiganBlake CountessGood Counsel #cornerbackfreshman
MichiganJosh FurmanOld Millsafetyfreshman
MississippiWayne DorseySouthwesterndefensive endsenior
Mississippi StateJames CarmonCityoffensive tacklesenior
NavyAlex BoddifordLoyolaoffensive guardsenior
NavyEvan CampbellChesapeake-AAoffensive tacklejunior
NavyBeau HaworthArchbishop Spaldingoffensive guardjunior
NavySam von ParisJohn Carrollfullbacksophomore
New MexicoZach DancelGood Counsel $safetyfreshman
New MexicoEmmanuel McPhearsonDeMatha %wide receiverjunior
North CarolinaZach BrownWilde Lakelinebackersenior
Notre DameLane ClellandMcDonoghoffensive tacklesenior
Notre DameDennis MahoneyBoys' Latinoffensive tacklesenior
Penn StateAdrian AmosCalvert Hallsafetyfreshman
Penn StateJon RohrbaughHowardlong snappersenior
Penn StateDonovan SmithOwings Millsoffensive linemanfreshman
PittsburghSam ColluraDeMatha ^tight endfreshman
PittsburghCarl FlemingFranklinlinebackersophomore
RutgersNick DePaolaHerefordlinebackersophomore
RutgersVince DePaolaHerefordfullbackfreshman
San Jose StateBrandon DriverParkvillecornerbacksenior
South CarolinaBen HarveyGood Counsel &defensive backfreshman
South CarolinaAdam YatesHerefordkickerjunior
SyracuseAlec LemonArundelwide receiverjunior
TemplePat BoyleCalvert Halloffensive linemansenior
TempleSean BoyleCalvert Halloffensive linemanjunior
TempleMatt BrownPeddie School (N.J.) ~running backjunior
TempleGary OnuekwusiDunbarlinebackersophomore
TempleChester StewartDeMatha <quarterbacksenior
UABJonathan PerryDunbarquarterbacksophomore
UNLVMike HorseyDunbarwide receiverfreshman
Utah StateXavier MartinJoppatownereceiver / returnersenior
UTEPHorace MillerDunbardefensive linesophomore
VirginiaDarius JenningsGilmanwide receiverfreshman
VirginiaMarco JonesBoys' Latindefensive endfreshman
VirginiaE.J. ScottGood Counsel >wide receiverfreshman
VirginiaNick JenkinsGood Counsel +defensive tacklesenior
Virginia TechCorey FullerWoodlawnwide receiverjunior
Virginia TechKyle FullerMount St. Josephcornerbacksophomore
Wake ForestMichael CampanaroRiver Hillwide receiver / returnersophomore
Wake ForestJoey EhrmannGilmanlinebackerjunior
Wake ForestHunter GoodwinGilmanoffensive linemanfreshman
Wake ForestKevin JohnsonRiver Hillcornerbacksophomore
West VirginiaTavon AustinDunbarwide receiverjunior
West VirginiaJohn BasslerFrancis Scott Keyoffensive linemanjunior
West VirginiaJeff BraunWinters Milloffensive linemanjunior
West VirginiaRyan ClarkeDeMatha =fullbackjunior
West VirginiaTerence GarvinLoyolasafetyjunior
West VirginiaMalek ReddRiver Hillwide receiversophomore
Western MichiganBrendon GannonCardinal Gibbonsdefensive tacklefreshman

* Abingdon native
! Baltimore native
@ Severn native
# Owings Mills native
$ Ellicott City native
% Columbia native
^ Elkridge native
& Columbia native
~ Baltimore native
< Hanover native
> Ellicott City native
+ Westminster native
= Glen Burnie native

Posted by Matt Bracken at 11:01 AM | | Comments (4)


West Virginia Jeff Braun Westminster offensive lineman junior
WRONG!!! not Westminster...WINTERS MILL!!!!!!!!!!!!


ben: Good catch. I mixed up his listed hometown with his high school. It's been fixed. Thanks a lot. -- Matt

You're missing about 7 guys from MD on Penn State's roster, as sad as I am to point that out.


Matt Tucker: I only listed players from the Baltimore area (so Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard and Harford). I should have made that clearer up top, though, so thanks for pointing it out. -- Matt

Any reason Donovan Smith (Owings Mills HS) and Adrian Amos (Calvert Hall) aren't listed on Penn State's roster?


Matt Tucker: Great question. It looks like PSU's site doesn't list true freshmen. So my mistake on that. I'll fix. Thanks. -- Matt

Ben Curtis - Delaware


Anonymous: Thanks for the comment. I only listed FBS players in the chart. -- Matt

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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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