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11/14/18 - (QB) - Kasim Hill, rFr, 6-2, 234
During a harsh season in which the Maryland football team has been forced to deal with an array of setbacks - none worse than the death of player Jordan McNair - the Terrapins have repeatedly showed their resiliency. With No. 9 Ohio State next on the schedule, Maryland has yet another obstacle to overcome. Interim coach Matt Canada announced Tuesday that starting quarterback Kasim Hill tore the ACL in his left knee during last week's game at Indiana, making this the second straight season he's had cut short by an ACL tear. "It's very disappointing. Obviously, there are no words to say to make it any better," Canada said. "Great kid, a kid who worked so hard to battle his way back. He will again." A year ago, Hill tore his right ACL in the third game of his freshman season. Now, he's got to deal with surgery and rehabilitation for a second time. Hill posted on Instagram : "Never thought I'd have to attack this process all over again, but the Lord has more adversity for me to overcome." Hill started all 10 games this season. He threw for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns with four interceptions. - AP College Football


10/29/18 - (RB) - Javon Leake, So, 6-0, 210
OCT 29 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE AND SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Javon Leake, Maryland, So., RB, Greensboro, N.C./Page,...Recorded 274 all-purpose yards in Maryland's victory over Illinois and scored four total touchdowns, the most for a Maryland player since D.J. Adams had four in the 2010 Military Bowl...Rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries, finding the end zone from 62, 27 and 43 yards while averaging 28 yards per carry...Returned three kickoffs for 134 yards, including a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown for Maryland's first score of the game...Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award...Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Ty Johnson (Oct. 3, 2016)...Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week...Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Ty Johnson (Oct. 8, 2018). - Big Ten football


10/09/18 - (ILB) - Tre Watson, rSr, 6-1, 236
WLB Tre Watson had 10 tackles at Michigan before he was ejected for a targeting hit. He will sit out the first half Saturday and will be missed. He is tops in the Big Ten with 9.8 tackles per game and has shown a penchant for the big play, including a fourth-and-one tackle at Michigan to turn the ball over. His fourth quarter interception sealed the Texas win, too, and he had 15 tackles against Temple, the most for a Terp in nearly three years.


10/08/18 - (RB) - Ty Johnson, Sr, 5-09, 212
OCT 8 BIG TEN SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ty Johnson, Maryland, Sr., RB, Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill...Scored the second kickoff return touchdown of his career with a 98-yard score against Michigan, giving Maryland a 7-3 lead in the first quarter...Has recorded 3,935 career all-purpose yards as he looks to become just the fourth Terp to eclipse the 4,000 career all-purpose yardage mark, joining Torrey Smith (5,264), LaMont Jordan (4,960) and Stefon Diggs (4,106)...Marked his first kickoff return touchdown since a 100-yard kickoff return at Ohio State in 2017...Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and first since 2017...Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Ty Johndon (Oct. 9, 2017). - Big Ten Football


09/24/18 - (ILB) - Tre Watson, rSr, 6-1, 236
SEPT 24 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tre Watson, Maryland, Sr., LB, Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic...Registered a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the third quarter against Minnesota...Led Maryland with 11 tackles in the contest, including six solo stops...Added 1.0 tackle for loss for seven yards...Receives his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first since 2016...Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Antoine Brooks Jr. (Sept. 3, 2018). - Big Ten football


09/24/18 - (RB) - Anthony McFarland, rFr, 5-08, 193
SEPT 24 BIG TEN CO-FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK: Anthony McFarland, Maryland, Fr., RB, Hyattsville, Md./DeMaha Catholic...Rushed for 112 yards on just six carries against Minnesota and scored his first two career touchdowns...Averaged 18.7 yards per carry in the contest while breaking the 100-yard plateau for the second consecutive game...Scored on touchdown runs of 26 and 64 yards...Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award...Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Jeshaun Jones (Sept. 3, 2018). - Big Ten football


09/04/18 - (SS) - Antoine Brooks Jr., Jr, 5-11, 210
SEPT 3 BIG TEN CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Antoine Brooks Jr., Maryland, Jr., DB, Lanham, Md./DuVal...Led the team with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, as Maryland defeated Texas to open the season for the second straight year...Registered the game-sealing interception with 1:04 remaining to complete a 34-29 victory...Added one tackle for loss in the contest...Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor...Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Cole Farrand (Sept. 29, 2014). - Big Ten Football


09/04/18 - (WR) - Jeshaun Jones, Fr, 6-1, 190
SEPT 3 BIG TEN CO-FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK: Jeshaun Jones, Maryland, Fr., WR, Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers...Became the first freshman in at least the last 20 years to record a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in his first career game and the first to do so in any game since Marcus Mariota in 2012...Recorded two catches for 73 yards and one touchdown, one carry for a 28-yard touchdown and one pass completion for a 20-yard touchdown...Became the first Big Ten student with a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in a single contest since Michigan's Vincent Smith in 2011...Claims his first Freshman of the Week award...Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Lorenzo Harrison (Oct. 24, 2016). - Big Ten Football


07/17/18 - (OL) - Jordan McNair, , 6-4, 276
OL Jordan McNair's family believes his death was caused by heatstroke. The family posted their belief on a website for a foundation, whose goals are to "promote awareness, educate and advocate for parents and student-athletes about heat-related illnesses at youth, high school and collegiate levels. In the section outlining what the foundation is, the family wrote: "Jordan's untimely death was the result of a heatstroke he suffered during an organized offseason team workout. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 following an organized team workout, that included 10 110-yard-sprints. He died on June 13 and Maryland announced it was conducting an internal investigation following the death of the 19-year-old. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound McNair played in one game as a true freshman in 2017 and was expected to be a key contributor in 2018. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, there were 145 cases of heatstroke related deaths in football players at all levels from 1960 to 2017, with 90 percent of deaths occurring during practices.


06/20/18 - (OL) - Jordan McNair, , 6-4, 276
OL Jordan McNair of Maryland died on died on June 13, about two weeks after being hospitalized, and school announced on Wednesday an investigation into the incident. Dr. Rod Walters was hired to conduct a review into the death. Walters, a sports medicine consultant who oversaw athletic training at Appalachian State and South Carolina, will begin the review this week. The 19-year-old McNair was hospitalized on May 29 following a team workout that included 10 110-yards sprints, and he died on June 13. The cause of McNair's death and even when he began experiencing difficulties have not been released.


06/13/18 - (OL) - Jordan McNair, , 6-4, 276
OL Jordan McNair died on Wednesday, Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans announced. McNair was 19. He was hospitalized for unspecified reasons May 29 after an organized team workout, and he was listed in critical but stable condition. McNair's exact cause of death was not immediately available. Maryland's football program has kept information about McNair's situation private, as requested by the family. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound McNair played in one game as a freshman in 2017 but was expected to be a key contributor in 2018. Dennis Dodd of cbssports.com reported via Twitter that if McNair's death is tied to a Maryland workout, it would be the 30th conditioning-related college football death since 2000.


03/06/18 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2018 NFL Combine Winners: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland...Entering the Combine as the No. 2 wide receiver (behind Calvin Ridley) on my draft board, Moore came in taller and faster than expected. Listed at 5-11 on the Maryland roster, he measured at 6-feet exactly and turned in a blazing 4.42 40-yard dash. Moore also impressed in the vertical (39.5 inches), broad jump (11 feet), three-cone (6.95 seconds) and short shuttle (4.07 seconds). He went from a second-round pick to a possible first-round pick. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


03/03/18 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2018 NFL Combine, Saturday: Maryland's D.J. Moore entered the NFL Scouting Combine as my second-ranked receiver prospect in the draft. And he'll leave the Combine as my No. 2 receiver prospect in the draft, behind Alabama's Calvin Ridley. Except now, the Moore bandwagon is much more crowded. After Moore measured at 6-feet (a full two inches taller than expected), he continued to impress during the athletic testing drills on Saturday. He finished fifth among wide receivers in the 40-yard dash (4.42 seconds), second in the vertical (39.5 inches) and first in the broad jump (11 feet). When I talked with Moore on Friday, he predicted "anything under 4.5" for his 40-yard dash, and he certainly hit that goal. His lack of height and speed were the main questions entering this week. "Some of the questions are going to be answered," Moore said. "I answered a big one with my height. I'm just going to keep on answering them and check off the boxes." Size? Check. Speed? Check. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


03/03/18 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2018 NFL Combine, Saturday: A three-year starter at Maryland, Moore inherited the No. 1 jersey from Stefon Diggs and developed into the "X" receiver in the offense. He has impressive college production considering the constant quarterback issues for the Terrapins, catching a pass from eight different quarterbacks in the past three years. Moore set a school-record with 80 catches in 2017 and became just the third player in program history to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season -- and the first since Torrey Smith in 2010. Resume and production? Check. A balanced, explosive athlete, Moore is a tough assignment for any cornerback, considering his speed to stretch the field and yards-after-the-catch skills to take simple underneath targets and turn them into big plays. He has an average catch radius, but he doesn't play small and his football character and work ethic, especially in the weight room, are universally praised. Overall, Moore has a NFL skill-set with his speed, physical presence and instincts. His film gives off a Steve Smith vibe. Tape? Emphatic check. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


03/03/18 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2018 NFL Combine, Saturday: After measuring in bigger and more explosive than expected, Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore has been one of the bright spots of the Combine. Throughout most of the Friday's workout, Moore also looked the part of a potential top 40 pick. However, he did fail to track and haul on a couple of passes thrown over his shoulder, including one particularly well-thrown post-corner by Shimonek. With so much of his production at Maryland derived from quick screens and underneath routes, scouts will be looking for improvement by Moore in this area at his Pro Day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftscout.com


02/27/18 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2018 NFL Combine: Prospects Who Need to Measure Up: DJ Moore, WR, Maryland...Listed at 5-11 by the Terps, Moore is closer to 5-10 and might be a hair below that. Height might be the only thing keeping Moore from the first round. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


12/19/17 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
Maryland record-breaking receiver DJ Moore will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Moore was selected first-team All-Big Ten after setting a school record with 80 catches for 1,033 yards. He also scored eight touchdowns. Moore ends his Maryland career with 146 receptions, fifth-most in school history. His 17 TD catches rank fourth, and he is only the fifth Terrapin to amass more than 2,000 yards receiving. Maryland coach DJ Durkin says, "We'll miss him as a member of our team, but could not be more proud to have him represent us in the NFL." Moore excelled in 2017 even though Maryland used five quarterbacks and finished 4-8. He says, "I have had an incredible three years playing for the Terps and I will truly miss playing in front of our fans." - AP College Football


12/15/17 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2017 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR DJ Moore, Maryland,...A First Team All-Big Ten honoree, Moore led the league with a single-season school record 80 receptions and 1,033 receiving yards. The Philadelphia native is one of just three receivers in the country with 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Moore ranked seventh nationally in total receptions and has a catch in 33 consecutive games. The junior is the first wide receiver from a Power 5 conference to record a 1,000-yard season in which no quarterbacks on the roster threw from at least 1,500 yards since North Carolina's Hakeem Nicks in 2008. Moore ended his junior season with 146 career catches, a mark that ranks fifth in Maryland history. His 2,027 career receiving yards makes him just the fifth player in Maryland history to eclipse the 2,000 career receiving yards plateau. - Maryland Football


12/15/17 - (OT) - Derwin Gray, rSr, 6-5, 330
2017 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Derwin Gray,...Gray was an anchor on Maryland's offensive line, starting all 12 games at left tackle. He helped the Terps rush for 1,940 yards and 161.7 yards per game. Gray, a Washington, D.C. native, blocked his first career field goal, which was scooped and ran back for a 71-yard touchdown, in Maryland's win at Texas. - Maryland Football


12/15/17 - (CB) - Darnell Savage Jr., Sr, 5-11, 200
2017 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Darnell Savage Jr.,...Savage ended the year tied with Jackson for the team lead in interceptions (3), which ranked tied for seventh in the Big Ten. The junior paced the Terps with eight pass breakups and ranked tied for 12th in the league with 11 passes defended. Savage also blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in Maryland's win over Indiana and ran back an interceptions for a 75-yard touchdown in the Terps win over Towson. - Maryland Football


12/15/17 - (CB) - *J.C. Jackson, rJr, 5-10, 201
2017 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): JC Jackson,...Jackson, regarded as Maryland's top cover corner, tied for the team lead and ranked tied for seventh in the Big Ten with three interceptions in 2017. He also ranked second on the team and Top 20 in the league with 10 passes defended, including seven pass breakups. - Maryland Football


11/30/17 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
2017 BIG TEN RICHTER-HOWARD RECEIVER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): DJ Moore, Maryland...Also a First Team All-Big Ten honoree, Moore led the league with a single-season school record 80 receptions and 1,033 receiving yards. The Philadelphia native is one of just three receivers in the country with 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Moore ranked seventh nationally in total receptions and has a catch in 33 consecutive games. The junior is the first wide receiver from a Power 5 conference to record a 1,000-yard season in which no quarterbacks on the roster threw from at least 1,500 yards since North Carolina's Hakeem Nicks in 2008.

Moore ended his junior season with 146 career catches, a mark that ranks fifth in Maryland history. His 2,027 career receiving yards makes him just the fifth player in Maryland history to eclipse the 2,000 career receiving yards plateau. Also a legitimate red zone threat, Moore's eight touchdowns this season ranks tied for fourth in Maryland's single-season history. He also ranks fourth all-time at Maryland with 17 career touchdown catches. Moore is Maryland's first Big Ten individual award winner since William Likely III was named Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year in 2015. - Maryland Football

11/02/17 - (RB) - Ty Johnson, Sr, 5-09, 212
RB Ty Johnson is fourth in the Big Ten in rushing with 82.8 yards per game, and his 6.8 yards per rush also ranks among conference leaders. After going for over 100 yards in three of the first four games, the speedy Johnson hasn't topped the century mark the last four contests, though he had 91 yards against Indiana, and 83 the previous week at Wisconsin. Johnson hasn't had a rushing score in four games but he did go 100 yards on a KO return at Ohio State.


10/28/17 - (RB) - Jake Funk, Jr, 5-10, 202
Maryland overcame a two-touchdown deficit to secure a wild 42-39 win over Big Ten Conference foe Indiana on Saturday at College Park, Md. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and helped keep alive the Terrapins' bowl hopes. Running back Jake Funk ran for two short second-half scores. He scored from 1 yard out on the first play of the fourth quarter to put the Terrapins (4-4, 2-3) ahead 35-33 and added another 1-yard dive with 10:14 remaining. Indiana freshman Peyton Ramsey completed 31 of 44 passes for 279 yards before he was knocked out of the game. He was sacked five times by the beleaguered Maryland defense, last in the Big Ten in scoring and passing defense. The Hoosiers (3-5, 0-5) dropped their third straight conference game and remained winless in the Big Ten. Indiana senior quarterback Richard Lagow came off the bench to lead a 74-yard touchdown drive, hitting Simmie Cobbs for a 5-yard score with 8:09 remaining to make it 42-39. Chandler Burkett blocked the point after attempt, one of several big special teams plays for the Terrapins. - The Sports Xchange


10/21/17 - (WR) - *DJ Moore, Jr, 6-0, 210
WR DJ Moore was coming off career highs with a 12-catch, 210-yard performance against Northwestern. Wisconsin held Moore to three catches for 44 yards.


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