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Terdema Ussery
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Terdema Ussery 462834
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
City/State: Dallas, Texas
High School: St. Mark's School of Texas
Experience: High School
AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.-RS): Did not participate in spring drills as he returned home to Dallas for family reasons.  He requested to be moved to defense (safety) so that is the positions where he will practice when August drills open.

2009 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced at wide receiver the entire fall.

HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, he was listed as the No. 45 player overall on the Dallas Morning News Top 100 list, the seventh receiver, while earning SuperPrep All-Southwest region honors (the No. 60 player from the state and the sixth receiver).  PrepStar named him to its All-Midlands team, Scout.com pegged him as the No. 41 receiver nationally, with Rivals.com ranking him No. 82 (and the 14th from Texas).  He earned All-State (4A) and first-team All-Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) honors as a junior and senior.  Despite playing in just five games as a senior (sidelined the rest with a concussion, primarily for precautionary reasons), he caught 46 passes for 615 yards and eight touchdowns; he was not utilized on defense his senior year.  He caught 29 balls as a junior for 431 yards and five scores, with 65 tackles and two interceptions playing safety on defense.  As a sophomore, he caught five balls for 150 yards and four scores, and as a freshman, he caught five TD passes while interception three passes on defense and returning two punts for scores.  Top games: in a 33-28 win over Houston Episcopal, he caught 15 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns (senior); he had 150 receiving yards and three TDs in a 28-13 win over Houston Kincaid (junior); and he caught four balls for 130 yards and three scores against Kincaid in a 21-7 win (sophomore).  Under coach Bart Epperson, St. Marks was 7-3 his senior season, claiming the SPC championship a second straight year; under coach Hayward Lee, they also claimed the crown his junior season with a 9-1 mark.  SMST was also 5-4 his sophomore year and 9-2 his freshman season under Lee.  He lettered four times in track (decathlete); he participated in the 2008 Junior Olympics at Mt. SAC (Calif.), and was in sixth place when he suffered a broken ankle.  He also lettered twice in basketball (forward) and twice in lacrosse.  

ACADEMICS-He is interested in Political Science as his major at Colorado.  He has been a member of the Honor Roll his high school from his freshman through senior years.

PERSONAL-He was born May 24, 1990 in Inglewood, Calif.  Hobbies include playing basketball (he's often played in some pickup games with some members of the NBA Dallas Mavericks) and he is an accomplished landscape photographer.  His father played football at Princeton and is the long-time president and CEO of the Mavs; he is also the former commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association and one time was the president of Nike Sports Management.  (First name is pronounced Ter-deemuh; last name is pronounced Us-er-E.)


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