The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Maryland wide receiver Nigel King, the team announced in a statement on Wednesday evening.
King had been waived by Miami last week. He will be brought in by San Francisco on a two-year deal for an unspecified amount of money.
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King transferred from Maryland prior to training camp last season, opting to move on to Kansas where he was immediately eligible to play.
With the Jayhawks, the 6-2, 200-pound King caught 30 passes for 537 yards and a touchdown. That single touchdown happened to be one of the most spectacular plays of the college season, a tipped pass that he reeled in before scampering down the sidelines for an 88-yard touchdown.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his lone season at Kansas.
Another notable former Terrapin, Torrey Smith, also signed with the 49ers this offseason. Tight end Vernon Davis, a Maryland product, has been in San Francisco since being taken by the 49ers with the sixth overall pick in the 2006 draft.
Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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