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Season: Appeared in five games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 23 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.
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...Saw time on defense and special teams...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.
➤ 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.