The Washington Times - October 5, 2011, 11:09AM

A month into the season seemed like a decent time to try to look in on the football fortunes of some former Maryland players who transferred for a variety of reasons …



The defensive lineman played in four games as a junior last year. He landed at Hampton, where he ranks fifth on the Pirates with 23 tackles. He’s third on the team in tackles for loss (four) and tied for second in sacks (two), and also blocked a kick.


The linebacker played two seasons at Maryland, with his 25-yard interception return for a touchdown against Wake Forest last fall serving as a highlight. He transferred to Connecticut (now home to ex-Maryland defensive coordinator Don Brown) and will be eligible to play next year.


The Durham, N.C., native is back in his hometown and playing for North Carolina Central. The tailback, who played in a dozen games for Maryland but only two last season, has 15 carries for 46 yards in three games this season.


The defensive end is wrapping up his career at Division II Abilene Christian. Drummond, who played in eight games last season at Maryland, has made a major impact off the bench. He has 19 tackles (6.5 for loss) and also has two sacks and two interceptions.


Part of Maryland’s ill-fated offensive line class of 2007, Faiella has made 19 starts at Stony Brook. Now a senior, Faiella is the Seawolves’ starting left guard.


Now at Delaware, Hawkins (who was almost exclusively a special teams guy but not a return man at Maryland) is averaging 22.6 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, the cornerback has 18 tackles (one for loss), an interception and eight pass breakups in five starts for the Blue Hens.


The Connecticut native left Maryland’s team just before last season. He’s now at Stony Brook and is listed as a backup nose tackle.


A starter at right guard last year, Lewis was booted from the roster after a summertime assault arrest (for those wondering, he was sentenced last month to a year’s probation and ordered to pay $1,325 in restitution after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct). He’s starting at right guard for North Carolina Central and wearing his familiar No. 78.


After an injury-addled career at Maryland, Pooler has played in five games at Cincinnati and made two starts. He has 11 tackles (one for loss) and recovered two fumbles early this season for the Bearcats.


Robinson started five games at quarterback for Maryland, including the first three in 2010, before Danny O’Brien wrested the job away. Robinson resurfaced at Bethune-Cookman, where he’s completed 55 of 91 passes for 553 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions while adding four rushing touchdowns.


After playing sparingly in the spring game, the likely No. 3 quarterback for this season transferred to Elon with four years of eligibility remaining. He’s appeared in two games for the Phoenix, going 1-for-8 for 7 yards and an interception.


Once a starter at left guard, Young is now on the roster of Division II Delta State and has started three of the team’s first six games.

—- Patrick Stevens