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80 Maurice Covington
Maurice  Covington

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

High School:
Southern Durham H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L

WORTH NOTING: Good sized receiver who is expected to compete for a starting position at one wide receiver spot due to the graduation of Fontel Mines.

AT VIRGINIA: 2006- Earned letter as a reserve at wide receiver ... appeared in all 12 games ... caught six passes ... four catches came at Florida State when he totaled 31 receiving yards ... long reception went for 12 yards against the Seminoles. 2005- Good sized receiver who appeared in five games as a true freshman ...started the Temple game ...five receptions for 60 yards ...saw his first action against Florida State and caught a 15-yard pass ...led the team in receiving against Temple with 45 yards on four catches ...caught three passes vs. Virginia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: Big-play receiver for coach Gordon Walters at Southern Durham HS ... rated the country's No. 89 wide receiver by Scout.com ... 3-stars by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... ranked the 14th-best player in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer, No. 17 by SuperPrep, No. 18 by Scout.com and No. 20 by Rivals.com ... caught 22 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns during his senior season as his team posted a 13-1 record ... Durham Herald-Sun All-Area and All-Five County selection as a senior ... also started at outside linebacker ... played in the Shrine Bowl following his senior season ... also played on the school's basketball team ... his AAU basketball team won the Division II national championship in 2003 ... wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook.

PERSONAL: Maurice Dominick Covington ... born 1-30-87 in Hempstead, N.Y. ... son of Wendy Covington and Ricky Smith ... has an older brother, Richard Smith, and a younger sister, Patrice Covington-Smith ... his uncle Thomas Covington played football at Georgia Tech (1987-91) and for the San Francisco 49ers (1991-92) ... grandfather Thomas Covington ran track and played football at Boston University (1952-55).

Covington Receiving

Year G Rec. Yds. Avg. LP TD RPG
2005 5 5 60 12.0 16 0 12.0
2006 12 6 45 7.5 12 0 3.8
2005 17 11 105 9.5 16 0 6.2

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