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29   Jude Merkel
Jude Merkel

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Walkersville, Md.

High School:
Urbana

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 216

Position:
OLB


• High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Urbana High School, Merkel attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2011-12 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned a pair of letters in basketball and football ... garnered First-Team All-State (Md.) football honors his senior year, while also being named an all-met selection ... selected to the Crab Bowl ... named an honorable mention all-met basketball player his senior year, while earning from the Gazette and Frederick News Post his junior and senior years ... led the football team to the country, region and state championship in 2001, while the basketball team was crowned the county and region champion and was a state semifinalist in 2010 ... brother, Joshua, played basketball at Salisbury ... sister, Mollie, played soccer at West Virginia ... sister, Marta, played basketball at Fairleigh Dickson and Randolph Macon ... sister, Monica, played basketball at Hartford and Salisbury ... brother, Job, played soccer at Randolph Macon ... uncle, Pete Mcgowan, is a 1992 graduate of the Naval Academy ... son of James and Monica Merkel.

08/30/14 vs Ohio State 12:00 PM
09/06/14 at Temple 1:00 PM
09/13/14 at Texas State 8:00 PM
09/20/14 Rutgers 3:30 PM
09/27/14 Western Kentucky 3:30 PM