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'Too much...Gronkowski' -- Introducing Maryland's new TE


'Too much...Gronkowski' -- Introducing Maryland's new TE

COLLEGE PARK -- It was an NFL-caliber pass and catch from Maryland senior quarterback Caleb Rowe to freshman tight end Avery Edwards early in the third quarter of Saturday's game against South Florida.

USF linebacker Nigel Harris ran stride-for-stride with Edwards into the end zone and Rowe somehow tucked a 12-yard dart between the defender's outstretched arms and his tight end pulled it in for first first career college touchdown and a 28-10 lead.

And then some spirit, some emotion, some power possessed Edwards and he paired that NFL-caliber catch with an NFL-caliber celebration. He spiked the football and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty flags flew.

"I've never actually spiked the ball in a game," he recalled postgame with a tinge of remorse. Just a tinge. "So I guess I had been watching a little bit too much TV and [New England Patriots tight end Rob] Gronkowski.

"It was a good feeling until I ran over to Coach Edsall, then I think I kind of realized that it was probably not the best thing I could have done."


Edwards says Edsall had as much to say to him about the celebration as he did the catch when he got back to the sidelines. The technical term is "coaching a guy up," apparently.

"I mean, holy crap," the head coach told the media with playful surprise after his team's 35-17 win. "That was a shocker. The official said to me he almost didn't throw his flag because he hadn't seen that in so long."

In the fourth quarter, the freshman caught his second touchdown pass of the game -- a 22-yarder on a well-designed 3rd-and-15 play just outside the red zone. Edwards promptly found a referee and handed him the football without issue.

But if it turns out that a youthful on-field mistake like that spike is the trade-off for a player with a skillset like the one Edwards has, Edsall will take it.

He has the versatility to be split out wide while showing Saturday that he can make plays in traffic. His two touchdown catches Saturday were good for double the total number of catches by all Maryland tight ends combined during the entire 2014 season.

And it appears that he's just getting started.

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy


Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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!


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.