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Tariq Castro-Fields
Tariq  Castro-Fields


Upper Marlboro, Md.

High School:
Riverdale Baptist School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186



H.S. Coach:
Caesar Nettles



Late Field Goal Downs No. 7 FB at No. 24 Michigan State

McSorley throws for 381 yards and three touchdowns in setback at No. 24 Michigan State


USATSI Gallery - Georgia State @ Penn State

USATSI Gallery - Georgia State @ Penn State

2017 True Freshman Season
Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week on Nov. 7 following his effort at Michigan State.

Season: Appeared in 12 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017...Forced his first career fumble at Maryland (11/25).

Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Appeared on defense and special teams. Pittsburgh (9/9): Collected his first career tackle in the fourth quarter, a combined stop with Koa Farmer. Georgia State (9/16): Made his first career interception on a leaping grab in the third quarter...Helped Penn State force five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries), the first time since forcing five turnovers last season at Indiana (five fumble recoveries)...Part of a secondary that nabbed three interceptions in a game for the first time since doing so at Maryland in 2015. at Iowa (9/23): Saw time on special teams and defense. Indiana (9/30): Played on defense and special teams. at Northwestern (10/7): Appeared on defense and special teams. at Ohio State (10/28): Collected one tackle on defense. at Michigan State (11/4): Broke up a career-high three passes in the game. Nebraska (11/18): Posted three stops. at Maryland (11/25): Made a career-high four tackles, including a solo tackle for loss...Forced his first career fumble...Forced a fumble in the second quarter, which was recovered by Robert Windsor and eventually led to Penn State's fourth touchdown of the game...Logged his first career tackle for loss on a solo stick in the fourth quarter. vs. Washington (12/30): Collected one tackle, a first-quarter solo tackle for loss.

High School
Played for head coach Caesar Nettles at Riverdale Baptist...Served as team captain as a senior...Played with Nittany Lion teammate Zech McPhearson at Riverdale Baptist...Helped the Crusaders to the 2013 Independent Athletics Conference Championship and an 11-0 record...Selected first-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Named Washington Post All-Met first team in 2106...Selected DMVelite All-Maryland honorable mention in 2015...Participated in The Opening’s regional camp where he was named the top defensive back...Selected to participate in the Crab Bowl...Tabbed a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect from ESPN...Ranked as the No. 5 player in Maryland, No. 26 cornerback and No. 236 overall prospect by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 2 in Maryland, No. 3 in the East and No. 29 overall among cornerbacks by Scout...Ranked No. 283 overall prospect on the Scout 300 list...Rated the No. 26 safety in the country and No. 4 player in Maryland by Rivals...Ranked the No. 10 player in Maryland, No. 40 cornerback and No. 61 prospect in the region by ESPN...Lettered in track & field three years...Had the fastest 4x400 time in the state of Maryland during the indoor season of his sophomore year.

Full name is Tariq Quinton Castro-Fields...Son of Erlinda Castro...Undecided on a major...Born January 14, 1999 in Alexandria, Virginia.


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