A highly-promising young quarterback candidate ... Finds himself third on the depth chart after missing valuable time during the spring due to a suspension ... Will be given the opportunity to compete for the starting job, but has a lot of ground to make up ... Has all the tools to get there ... Possesses tremendous athleticism in terms of both throwing the football and running the football ... Has a way to go from a mental aspect - learning how the offense operates and what is expect of him within the system ... His summer preparation will be extremely important ... Will be watched closely when practice resumes.
2005: Worked on the scout squad while redshirting ... Posted a 360-pound back squat during fall testing ... Turned in a 32-inch vertical jump during the spring ... Was suspended for a violation of team rules and missed half of spring practice ... Rushed for 23 yards on three carries during final scrimmage of spring ... Completed 2 of 9 passes for 18 yards ... Was 6-for-6 passing in the spring Maroon-White game for 85 yards ... Tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Justin Harper.
High School: A three-year starter for Coach Randy Trivers at Northwest ... Passed for nearly 5,000 yards and 56 scores in his career, leading his team to a 30-6 record ... Completed 157-of-262 passes his senior season for a school-record 2,586 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Threw just 10 interceptions ... Also ran for 432 yards and 10 scores his senior year ... Led his team to a 13-1 record and the Maryland 3A championship ... Hit 20 of 27 passes for 207 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the championship game ... Won the Art Monk Good Samaritan Offensive Player of the Year Award ... Named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post ... Named the Post's Offensive Player of the Year ... Selected to the first-team All-Montgomery 3A/2A/1A team ... Listed as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 3 player in the state of Maryland by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 5 quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 8 quarterback in the nation by PrepStar ... Ranked the No. 16 quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 player in the state of Maryland by scout.com ... Rated the No. 14 quarterback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Rated the No. 119 player in the nation and the No. 15 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 47 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Listed an All-American by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named a postseason All-American by SuperPrep ... A member of PrepStar's postseason Dream Team (top 100 in the nation), as well as an All-American and an All-Atlantic Region selection ... Named a preseason All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Played basketball and runs track.
Personal: Dewight Allan Whitaker ... Born 6/5/87 in Takoma Park, MD ... Son of Derrick Whitaker and Maria Thomas ... Enrolled in university studies.
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