October 09, 2006


Goode answers call for Terps

One of the biggest question marks for Maryland heading into this fall was who was going to catch the football. Five games into the season, the Terps might have found another option.

Junior tight end Jason Goode, a former All-Metro standout for Woodlawn and Archbishop Curley, was used in the slot and helped Maryland disguise which formations it was running Saturday in a 27-23 loss at Georgia Tech.

He finished with four catches for 33 yards, including an 18-yard reception on third-and-three that landed the Terps on Georgia Tech's 3-yard line in the first quarter.

"He gave us a dimension we hadn't had and helped confuse the opponent," coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday. "I thought he did what we asked him to. ... I thought he did a good job in the running game, too. We found another player who can contribute and help us make some plays."

Goode played in every game last year, but made just seven receptions for 40 yards as more of an H-back. On Saturday, his yardage was second only to that of the rapidly improving Darrius Heyward-Bey, who caught five passes for 111 yards.

Heather A. Dinich

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