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Roderick Maples
Roderick Maples

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Cass Tech

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
01/11/1981

Experience:
3L


Holds down the starting job at right corner following an impressive spring...produced four tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss, and a pass break-up in the April 19 scrimmage...posted six tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, and broke up a pass in the March 29 scrimmage...AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in eight games in 2002 and played 46.5 minutes (DNP vs. Rice, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin)...recorded 14 tackles (10 solos, 4 assists)...made five tackles (3-2) and defended a pass vs. Michigan while playing a season-high 17.5 minutes...had five solo hits vs. Eastern Michigan in the 2002 season opener...returned five kickoffs for 100 yards (20.0 avg.)...returned four kicks for 84 yards vs. Penn State, including a 26-yarder...AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 11 games in 2001 (DNP vs. Northwestern) and played 81.5 minutes...registered 16 tackles (11 solos, 5 assists)...earned his first collegiate start at cornerback vs. Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic and produced a season-high eight tackles (7-1) and broke up three passes...intercepted Fresno State's David Carr at the MSU 17 and returned it 23 yards to preserve the Spartans' 44-35 bowl victory...played a season-high 19.5 minutes vs. Fresno State...contributed three tackles (2-1) and returned a kickoff 26 yards vs. Michigan...began the season at wide receiver and scored on a 53-yard bomb from Ryan Van Dyke vs. Central Michigan in the 2001 opener...2000 SEASON: Redshirted...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's and SuperPrep's All-Midwest Teams...ranked among the state's top players by The Detroit News (No. 11), The Midwest Football Recruiting News (No. 11), Lansing State Journal (No. 14) and Detroit Free Press (No. 19)...all-state and all-metro defensive back had 46 tackles, 11 interceptions and eight pass break-ups as a senior...returned three interceptions for touchdowns...picked off three passes against Detroit Pershing...caught 23 passes for 320 yards (13.9 avg.) and five TDs...returned three punts and two kickoffs for scores in 1999...had 15 receptions for 689 yards (45.9 avg.) and seven TDs as a junior...returned three kickoffs and two interceptions for TDs in '98...four-year starter for Coach Thomas Wilcher at Cass Tech High School in Detroit...son of Roderick Sr. and Lynn Maples...born Jan. 11, 1981...majoring in criminal justice.

Maples' Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM	INT	PBU
2001	11/1	11	5	16	1-23	3
2002	9/0	10	4	14	0-0	1
Career	20/1	21	9	30	1-23	4

Maples' Career Highs Tackles: 8, vs. Fresno State (2001) Interceptions: 1, vs. Fresno State (2001) Pass Break-Ups: 3, vs. Fresno State (2001)

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