The Washington Times - September 30, 2008, 11:46AM

Loyal reader BuddhaUMD did something that doesn’t happen much.

He wanted a rundown of a statistic I should be tracking but am not.

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That would be third-down performance by receiver. I already keep track of down-by-down data for quarterbacks, but it makes sense to do the same for wideouts – especially on third down.

So with some time to kill here at the Gossett team house before the Tuesday presser, here’s a chart delineating the targets, receptions, yards and first downs converted for each of Maryland’s receivers this season.

Player Targets Catches Yards Conversions
Ronnie Tyler 8 6 52 3
Da’Rel Scott 6 5 64 4
Darrius Heyward-Bey 6 3 42 1
Danny Oquendo 5 3 48 3
Isaiah Williams 4 1 21 1
Dan Gronkowski 3 3 12 2
Cory Jackson 3 2 35 2
Lansford Watson 2 2 34 2
Davin Meggett 2 2 13 1
Haroon Brown 1 1 20 1
Adrian Cannon 1 1 12 1
Morgan Green 1 1 6 0
Torrey Smith 1 0 0 0

The least surprising part of the chart: Danny Oquendo has a first down on every third-down reception this season.

The mildly surprising part of the chart: Ronnie Tyler has the most third-down targets, although it isn’t a huge shock since he’s used as a slot receiver much like Oquendo.

Patrick Stevens