Profiles In Terpage – A Countdown To The Football Season: Dave Stinebaugh


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 a player recovering from a shoulder injury.

Dave Stinebaugh, Sophomore (RS), Tight End


Height: 6’4″

Weight: 240

Ratings: Three stars, #67 athlete by Rivals; three stars, #57 tight end by Scout; three stars, #101 tight end by ESPN

40-yard dash time: 4.5

High School Stats (Senior Year): 45 receptions for 632 yards and nine touchdowns, 75 tackles, seven interceptions (one returned for a TD), seven pass breakups and five fumble recoveries (two returned for TDs)

High School Stats (Junior Year):  55 catches for 1,035 yards and 16 TDs, one rushing touchdown, one passing touchdown, four interceptions (one returned for a TD)

College Stats (through two seasons): Four receptions for 42 yards

High School: Perry Hall High School (Baltimore, Md.)

How’d He Get To College Park?

Dave Stinebaugh was your typical do-everything star in high school, playing tight end, wide receiver, free safety, linebacker, punter, and kicker for Perry Hall, even rushing and passing for touchdowns in his junior season. The Gators went 9-3 in his senior season, finishing as runners-up in the 4A North Region. He was named All-Baltimore and all-county as well as all-state following his senior year, and was the Baltimore County player of the year as a junior. At Perry Hall, he also played basketball and lacrosse.

Stinebaugh was recruited to Maryland by James Franklin, and chose the Terps over an offer from Akron. He also received interest from Michigan State, Connecticut, and Rutgers, among others. He grew up rooting for the Terps, and had developed a good relationship with the coaches.

After redshirting his first year, he played well in spring practice before last season and entered the year with promise at the tight end spot. He played in the first five games, starting in one, before knee and shoulder injuries forced him to miss the rest of the year. He caught four passes for 42 yards in those first five games.

Stinebaugh is still recovering from shoulder surgery, and missed spring practice.

More after the jump.


Dave “Crew Cut” Stinebaugh

Career Highlight:

Starting against Duke last year.

Career Lowlight:

The repeated injuries that followed.

Arbitrary Top Five List:

Positions Dave Stinebaugh played in high school:

1. Tight End
2. Linebacker
3. Free Safety
4. Wide Receiver
5. Punter

Dream Season:

Stinebaugh recovers in time for the Miami game, catching at least two touchdown passes throughout the year and holding off Devonte Campbell for the No. 2 spot.

Nightmare season:

Injuries nag him the entire year.

2011 Prospectus:

Dave Stinebaugh is listed as fourth at the tight end spot on Maryland’s post-spring depth chart, but that’s only because he’s still recovering from shoulder surgery that forced him to miss all of spring practice. When he recovers from the injury, he is likely to slide on up to second on the depth chart, in front of Ryan Schlothauer and Devonte Campbell. Matt Furstenburg seems firmly planted as the number one tight end, but truly anything could happen at this position.

Stinebaugh has been one of the more quietly impressive players for Maryland over the past few years. He has played well in spring games as well as in limited time on the field. To go along with his incredible production in high school, he has great speed for a tight end and good hands, as well as being an adequate blocker.

We’re not really sure how much the tight ends will be utilized this year. Furstenburg was a good target for DOB last year, but we’ll talk about that more…soon. For Stinebaugh, it’ll be interesting to see how many two tight-end sets they run, and I think a lot of that will have to do with who has the most control over the offense. With Randy Edsall’s UConn teams, there was a power running base, which lends itself to more two tight end sets. Gary Crowton used a lot of spread, pass-happy attacks at his past few jobs, where it’s not very likely for you to see multiple tight ends. Edsall has said many times that the offense will be based around the personnel, not the other way around. We’ll just have to wait and see how he feels about the personnel at tight end.

Up Next:

Our next player was another big-time recruit coming out of high school who has yet to live up to the hype at Maryland.