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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- During his eight years in the NFL, New England Patriots running back/kick returner David Meggett has never had a defined role because he has so many of them.New England Patriots (13-5) vs. Green Bay Packers (15-3)When: Sunday, 6: 18 p.m.Site: Superdome, New OrleansTV: Chs. 45, 5Line: Packers by 14DOUBLE THREATSThe Packers' Desmond Howard and the Patriots' Dave Meggett are two of the most dangerous return men in the league.Punt returnsRegular season.. .. .. .. No. .. Yds. .. Avg. .. TDHoward . .. 58 ... 875 ... 15.1 ... 3Meggett ... 52 ... 588 ... 11.3 ... 1PlayoffsHoward . ... 3 ... 120 ... 40.0 ... 1Meggett . . 10 ... 101 ... 10.1 ... 0Kickoff returnsRegular season.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | October 17, 2007
Davin Meggett wasn't old enough to watch his father, David, cut through defenses as a Towson State Tiger or New York Giant. In fact, the football film buff has never even seen a tape of the greatest player in Towson University history. But from his early days playing recreational football in Prince George's County, he noticed certain things about himself. It wasn't just his speed. He could see the field - the way the blockers would shift to create a sudden patch of open ground - in a way other kids couldn't.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | August 20, 1991
Forget the late-season soap opera, in which the school's administration debated the future of the program. Forget the injuries and inexperience that led to an 0-7 start and a 2-9 record, the fourth straight non-winning season for Towson State football.2Player .. .. Years .. .. .. Att. .. .. YardsDan Ricker .. .. .1983-87 .. .. .439 .. .. .1,876Larry Jones .. .. 1973-74 .. .. .373 .. .. .1,868David Meggett .. .1987-88 .. .. .383 .. .. .1,658Paul Cillo .. .. .1981-82 .. .. .421 .. .. .1,618Mike Maloney .. ..1974-76 .. .. .318 .. .. .1,458Robbie Jackson .. 1988-present ..258 .. .. .1,245
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- During his eight years in the NFL, New England Patriots running back/kick returner David Meggett has never had a defined role because he has so many of them.New England Patriots (13-5) vs. Green Bay Packers (15-3)When: Sunday, 6: 18 p.m.Site: Superdome, New OrleansTV: Chs. 45, 5Line: Packers by 14DOUBLE THREATSThe Packers' Desmond Howard and the Patriots' Dave Meggett are two of the most dangerous return men in the league.Punt returnsRegular season.. .. .. .. No. .. Yds. .. Avg. .. TDHoward . .. 58 ... 875 ... 15.1 ... 3Meggett ... 52 ... 588 ... 11.3 ... 1PlayoffsHoward . ... 3 ... 120 ... 40.0 ... 1Meggett . . 10 ... 101 ... 10.1 ... 0Kickoff returnsRegular season.
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By Ken Murray | January 28, 1991
The New York Giants pounded inside with Ottis Anderson an outside with David Meggett last night. That one-two combination enabled the Giants to role up 172 rushing yards in their scintillating 20-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV.Anderson's bull rushes between the tackles were expected Meggett's quick bursts around end were another matter."
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By Newsday | December 27, 1994
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- David Meggett, a potential free agent who likely would be sought after by many teams, said yesterday that he wants to remain with the New York Giants."
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | October 17, 2007
Davin Meggett wasn't old enough to watch his father, David, cut through defenses as a Towson State Tiger or New York Giant. In fact, the football film buff has never even seen a tape of the greatest player in Towson University history. But from his early days playing recreational football in Prince George's County, he noticed certain things about himself. It wasn't just his speed. He could see the field - the way the blockers would shift to create a sudden patch of open ground - in a way other kids couldn't.
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August 3, 1991
Mega MeggettNew York Giants assistant general manager Harry Hulmes couldn't remember how much money running back David Meggett (Towson State), a contract holdout, asked for in a contract counterproposal."
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By Dave Anderson and Dave Anderson,New York Times News Service | December 19, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- David Meggett had leveled a linebacker, but now it seemed that Dave Brown's pass was floating to him. Floating slowly. Too slowly."The ball took so long," the New York Giants' little big man from Towson State was saying after yesterday's bizarre 16-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. "I had a thousand things going through my mind."Such as don't drop it. Whatever happens, don't drop it.He didn't. All alone out near the left sideline after getting up from having flattened blitzing linebacker William Thomas, he caught the pass, turned upfield and hurried to the Eagles' 9-yard line to position Brad Daluiso's decisive 18-yard field goal with 54 seconds remaining.
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November 14, 1991
Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay and Indianapolis coach Rick Venturi said yesterday that they had no problem with a mediator's decision to reduce the suspension and fine of running back Eric Dickerson.After listening to 11 hours of testimony, an NFL arbitrator decided to reduce Dickerson's penalty for missing practice to a three-game suspension and a fine of about $225,000.Sam Kagel, a San Francisco lawyer, determined that the original suspension of four games and fine of $617,000 was too harsh.
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By New York Times News Service | March 3, 1995
NEW YORK -- David Meggett, the New York Giants' best special teams player ever and in many way its heart and soul, is on his way to Foxboro, Mass., to play for his old coach, Bill Parcells.Meggett, the 5-7 dynamo from Towson State, yesterday agreed to terms with the New England Patriots on a five-year contract worth $2 million a season including a $3 million signing bonus. The Giants offered him a $2 million signing bonus and about $1.8 million a season for four years.It is difficult to blast Giants management for losing the 28-year-old Meggett.
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By Newsday | December 27, 1994
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- David Meggett, a potential free agent who likely would be sought after by many teams, said yesterday that he wants to remain with the New York Giants."
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By Dave Anderson and Dave Anderson,New York Times News Service | December 19, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- David Meggett had leveled a linebacker, but now it seemed that Dave Brown's pass was floating to him. Floating slowly. Too slowly."The ball took so long," the New York Giants' little big man from Towson State was saying after yesterday's bizarre 16-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. "I had a thousand things going through my mind."Such as don't drop it. Whatever happens, don't drop it.He didn't. All alone out near the left sideline after getting up from having flattened blitzing linebacker William Thomas, he caught the pass, turned upfield and hurried to the Eagles' 9-yard line to position Brad Daluiso's decisive 18-yard field goal with 54 seconds remaining.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | September 19, 1994
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- He rushed 26 times, caught four passes and threw for a touchdown, but David Meggett still wanted more."I can go play now," he said, chuckling as he strolled out of the New York Giants locker room. "If we had an 8 o'clock game, I could play now."Got that, Dan Reeves?Let's see Meggett at defensive back, the position he played at Morgan State. Let's see him carry the ball 30 times a game, the way he did after transferring to Towson State.Meggett, 28, would love it, even if his 5-foot-7, 195-pound body couldn't take it. Reeves is nervous enough running him this often.
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November 14, 1991
Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay and Indianapolis coach Rick Venturi said yesterday that they had no problem with a mediator's decision to reduce the suspension and fine of running back Eric Dickerson.After listening to 11 hours of testimony, an NFL arbitrator decided to reduce Dickerson's penalty for missing practice to a three-game suspension and a fine of about $225,000.Sam Kagel, a San Francisco lawyer, determined that the original suspension of four games and fine of $617,000 was too harsh.
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By Bob Glauber and Bob Glauber,Newsday | October 25, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Someone approached Doug Riesenberg this week and asked the New York Giants' offensive tackle if he knew how many sacks he had allowed against Charles Mann, the Washington Red skins' pass-rushing defensive end, during the previous three seasons."
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By New York Times News Service | March 3, 1995
NEW YORK -- David Meggett, the New York Giants' best special teams player ever and in many way its heart and soul, is on his way to Foxboro, Mass., to play for his old coach, Bill Parcells.Meggett, the 5-7 dynamo from Towson State, yesterday agreed to terms with the New England Patriots on a five-year contract worth $2 million a season including a $3 million signing bonus. The Giants offered him a $2 million signing bonus and about $1.8 million a season for four years.It is difficult to blast Giants management for losing the 28-year-old Meggett.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | September 19, 1994
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- He rushed 26 times, caught four passes and threw for a touchdown, but David Meggett still wanted more."I can go play now," he said, chuckling as he strolled out of the New York Giants locker room. "If we had an 8 o'clock game, I could play now."Got that, Dan Reeves?Let's see Meggett at defensive back, the position he played at Morgan State. Let's see him carry the ball 30 times a game, the way he did after transferring to Towson State.Meggett, 28, would love it, even if his 5-foot-7, 195-pound body couldn't take it. Reeves is nervous enough running him this often.
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August 26, 1991
The Los Angeles Raiders traded quarterback Steve Beuerlein to the Dallas Cowboys yesterday for an undisclosed 1992 draft choice.Beuerlein, 26, was vying with Vince Evans, 36, for the backup spot to Jay Schroeder throughout the preseason. Rookie Todd Marinovich, a first-round draft choice, is the Raiders' No. 3 quarterback.Beuerlein split playing time with Schroeder in 1988 and 1989, participating in 20 games and starting 15. He was a fourth-round draft choice from Notre Dame in 1987.Before the 1990 season, with Schroeder signed to a $900,000 contract, Beuerlein held out. He missed all of the preseason, and when he returned, the job was Schroeder's.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | August 20, 1991
Forget the late-season soap opera, in which the school's administration debated the future of the program. Forget the injuries and inexperience that led to an 0-7 start and a 2-9 record, the fourth straight non-winning season for Towson State football.2Player .. .. Years .. .. .. Att. .. .. YardsDan Ricker .. .. .1983-87 .. .. .439 .. .. .1,876Larry Jones .. .. 1973-74 .. .. .373 .. .. .1,868David Meggett .. .1987-88 .. .. .383 .. .. .1,658Paul Cillo .. .. .1981-82 .. .. .421 .. .. .1,618Mike Maloney .. ..1974-76 .. .. .318 .. .. .1,458Robbie Jackson .. 1988-present ..258 .. .. .1,245
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