A recurring series where we will profile every player and coach on Maryland’s roster, counting down to kick-off against Miami. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today we profile one of four senior wide receivers on the roster.
Webb Dulin, Senior (RS), Wide Receiver
40-yard dash time: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): More than 20 yards per catch, more than 21 yards per punt return
High School: Easton High School (Easton, Md.)
How’d He Get To College Park?
Webb Dulin was a two-sport star at Easton, playing wide receiver and returning punts for the football team and playing second base on the baseball squad. As a senior, he was second-team all-conference in football and first-team all-league in baseball. He then walked on to the team at College Park.
At Maryland, Dulin has gained the reputation of being one of the stronger wide receivers on the team. After redshirting his first season, he posted the highest strength index of any receiver on the team during his freshman campaign, put together the second-highest strength index in school history as a sophomore, and finally broke the school record this spring with a strength index of 759.
Dulin played in four games last season as a reserve receiver and on special teams. It was recently announced that he had earned a scholarship for his final season.
More after the jump.
Webb “Spider Elf” Dulin. These nicknames are killing us.
Getting put on scholarship for this year.
He has no receptions thus far in his Maryland career.
Arbitrary Top Five List:
Last five starting quarterbacks, Minnesota Vikings:
1. Joe Webb
2. Tavaris Jackson
3. Brett Favre
4. Gus Frerotte
5. Brooks Bollinger
Dulin sneaks in some playing time at slot receiver, recording his first statistics as a Terrapin.
Dulin sees more playing time on special teams, but that’s it.
Webb Dulin is currently slated as the third receiver at the WR-W formation, better known as slot. He’s ahead of true freshman Nigel King on the depth chart (who won’t play due to a NCAA issue) but is behind co-starters Kerry Boykins and Ronnie Tyler. Between Boykins and Tyler, it doesn’t seem like there’s a clear favorite quite yet, which means the two of them will likely be seeing quite a bit of playing time.
In terms of Dulin, this is his best chance of seeing playing time in his Maryland career. He’s finally on scholarship, there are only two players in front of him on the depth chart, and no one behind him. He’s incredibly strong and undersized – basically, he was built for the slot role. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him get involved somewhat in the offense, even just as a blocker on screens or on slant routes over the middle. And of course, it’s always nice to see a former walk-on get a shot.
Our next player is a transfer from Florida.