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Baltimore Sun staff | July 16, 2012
Maryland fifth-year senior Kenny Tate is one of 51 college football players on the Butkus Award watch list. The award, named for Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, is given annually to the country's top linebacker. Semifinalists will be named Oct. 22, finalists Nov. 20 and the winners will be announced in January 2013. Tate averaged 8.8 tackles in four games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He received a medical redshirt, allowing him to return to College Park in 2012.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 14, 2014
Maryland outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil has been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the top linebacker in college football. Cudjoe-Virgil, a Baltimore native who went to Towson High, had 18 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception in six games last year before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury. He will depended on heavily to help Maryland replace outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield, who had 52 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss and nine sacks last year.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Aberdeen's E.J. Henderson, who registered 147 tackles for the Maryland football team this season, was named first-team All-American by the Associated Press yesterday. The junior linebacker became Maryland's first AP first-team All-American since Randy White in 1974. White was the previous player to reach several of the milestones Henderson achieved this year. White was also the last Terp to earn Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors. In 1974, White had 24 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting. Mosley quickly emerged as a starter as a true freshman at Alabama and showed himself to be a playmaker, running back an interception for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. He was named a freshman All-American. Now, the Ravens' first-round pick in the draft is getting acclimated to the NFL and making his bid for an immediate starting job at weak-side inside linebacker.
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By BILL ORDINE | April 10, 2008
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus went to court and won a case against the organization that was using his name on the award for college football's top linebacker - obviously, the Butkus Award. Butkus revoked his permission allowing the Downtown Athletic Club in Orlando to use his name for the award last spring. The award had been presented since 1985. Not only did a federal court rule that the organization couldn't continue to use Butkus' name but the judge also opened the door for Butkus to seek damages.
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October 20, 2000
This is the seventh in at least 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Highlights: Florida State got back on the winning track in a big way with its 63-14 victory over Duke. "We came back from our loss to Miami and had a good showing against Duke," Polley said. "The best thing was we didn't show any signs of lackadaisical play or not being prepared going into the game. We are still focused on our goal of winning a national championship."
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By Sports Digest | July 15, 2011
NFL The family of John Mackey , the Baltimore Colts great who died July 6, will receive friends and followers of the Hall of Famer from 6 to 9 tonight at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road. Mackey, who was 69, died of frontotemporal dementia after a decade-long struggle with the disease. He played nine years for the Colts, helping lead them to the Super Bowl championship in 1971 and three conference titles. He also served as president of the National Football League Players Association, and helped members gain critical health and pension benefits in the 1970s.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2002
MIAMI -- For the first time in his college career, Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson will perform in front of a national television network audience in tonight's Orange Bowl against Florida, giving viewers of every stripe an opportunity to see his talents. "If I get a chance to shine, it shows that I can play, that it's not like I came from out of nowhere," said Henderson, an Aberdeen High alum who made 150 tackles this season -- including a school-record 25 behind the line of scrimmage -- to earn Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and consensus All-America honors.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
The Ravens knew they had bigger needs, but when their phones stopped ringing and they prepared to make a selection in Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft, they leaned on the same philosophy that has worked so well for them in the past. They took the top player remaining on their draft board. Eschewing bigger needs at offensive tackle and safety and opportunities to move back in the first round for additional picks, the Ravens used the 17 th overall selection to nab Alabama's C.J. Mosley, the top-ranked inside linebacker in the draft.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting. Mosley quickly emerged as a starter as a true freshman at Alabama and showed himself to be a playmaker, running back an interception for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. He was named a freshman All-American. Now, the Ravens' first-round pick in the draft is getting acclimated to the NFL and making his bid for an immediate starting job at weak-side inside linebacker.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
The Ravens knew they had bigger needs, but when their phones stopped ringing and they prepared to make a selection in Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft, they leaned on the same philosophy that has worked so well for them in the past. They took the top player remaining on their draft board. Eschewing bigger needs at offensive tackle and safety and opportunities to move back in the first round for additional picks, the Ravens used the 17 th overall selection to nab Alabama's C.J. Mosley, the top-ranked inside linebacker in the draft.
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By Sports Digest | July 15, 2011
NFL The family of John Mackey , the Baltimore Colts great who died July 6, will receive friends and followers of the Hall of Famer from 6 to 9 tonight at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road. Mackey, who was 69, died of frontotemporal dementia after a decade-long struggle with the disease. He played nine years for the Colts, helping lead them to the Super Bowl championship in 1971 and three conference titles. He also served as president of the National Football League Players Association, and helped members gain critical health and pension benefits in the 1970s.
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By BILL ORDINE | April 10, 2008
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus went to court and won a case against the organization that was using his name on the award for college football's top linebacker - obviously, the Butkus Award. Butkus revoked his permission allowing the Downtown Athletic Club in Orlando to use his name for the award last spring. The award had been presented since 1985. Not only did a federal court rule that the organization couldn't continue to use Butkus' name but the judge also opened the door for Butkus to seek damages.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2002
MIAMI -- For the first time in his college career, Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson will perform in front of a national television network audience in tonight's Orange Bowl against Florida, giving viewers of every stripe an opportunity to see his talents. "If I get a chance to shine, it shows that I can play, that it's not like I came from out of nowhere," said Henderson, an Aberdeen High alum who made 150 tackles this season -- including a school-record 25 behind the line of scrimmage -- to earn Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and consensus All-America honors.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Aberdeen's E.J. Henderson, who registered 147 tackles for the Maryland football team this season, was named first-team All-American by the Associated Press yesterday. The junior linebacker became Maryland's first AP first-team All-American since Randy White in 1974. White was the previous player to reach several of the milestones Henderson achieved this year. White was also the last Terp to earn Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors. In 1974, White had 24 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
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October 20, 2000
This is the seventh in at least 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Highlights: Florida State got back on the winning track in a big way with its 63-14 victory over Duke. "We came back from our loss to Miami and had a good showing against Duke," Polley said. "The best thing was we didn't show any signs of lackadaisical play or not being prepared going into the game. We are still focused on our goal of winning a national championship."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 25, 2001
Four Maryland players - linebacker E.J. Henderson (Aberdeen), tailback Bruce Perry, punter Brooks Barnard (Broadneck) and center Melvin Fowler Jr. - have been named All-Americans by Football News, the publication announced. Henderson, one of three finalists for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker, was accorded first-team honors after totaling 150 tackles and a school-record 28 tackles for losses in 2001. Perry, the Atlantic Coast Conference's rushing leader (1,242 yards), and Barnard, who ranks third nationally in punting average (44.5)
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