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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Jon Morgan and researcher Paul McCardell contributed to this article | January 19, 1997
A Super pass, it wasn't -- behind the target and slightly under-thrown. Thirty years later, the receiver, Green Bay's Max McGee, can still hear the defender closing fast, sensing interception.Break it up, McGee thought, reaching back to bat down the pass. The football stuck to his hand like Velcro. Stunned, McGee slammed it to his hip and raced for a touchdown, the first in Super Bowl history.The catch sparked the Packers over the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the ballyhooed first meeting between the champions of the rival National and American football leagues on Jan. 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Demond Brown's time at Navy had finally come - or so it seemed. With the departure of senior slotbacks Gee Gee Greene, Bo Snelson and John Howell after last season, Brown had emerged from the competition this spring as a starter for one of the two coveted slotback spots. It was an impressive accomplishment for Brown, who had grown up in Annapolis but had never been to a game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium until he was being recruited. Then, two days into preseason practice, Brown was sidelined by a hamstring injury.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | August 26, 1995
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Forget the final score.That was the message from the Washington Redskins last night when they finished the exhibition season with a 1-3 record after a 35-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.They thought there were several things more important than the final score.They kept talking about the fact the first-string offense got its first touchdown while playing the first half and the first-string defense produced a touchdown on Tom Carter's 72-yard interception return while playing the first three series.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
The first four years of Dave Stinebaugh 's career at Maryland were plagued by injuries and inactivity. The former Perry Hall standout seemed to spend more time in the training room than on the field, and went long stretches without any catches. Stinebaugh missed seven games as a redshirt freshman, in 2010, with knee and shoulder injuries. He sat out the entire 2011 season after shoulder surgery, one of three operations on what he now calls his “robot” right shoulder. After making four catches as a freshman, he had none last season, his junioryear.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | October 24, 1993
Hammond Bears coach Joe Russo describes sophomore running back Tim Spruill as "instant offense."Yesterday Spruill lived up to that description by producing three big-yardage plays that led the Bears to a 20-0 victory over the Centennial Eagles before a large Hammond homecoming crowd.Spruill set up Hammond's first touchdown on the game's opening series when he ran 44 yards off-tackle to Centennial's 19.He later scored from six yards out with 10:01 left in the first quarter. The Bears nursed that 7-0 lead until halftime.
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By Don Pierson and Don Pierson,Chicago Tribune | November 6, 1990
INDIANAPOLIS -- Back home in Indiana, Dave Duerson scored the first touchdown of his eight-year pro career to seal the New York Giants' 24-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts last night."
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- Alabama-Birmingham had an uneasy trip north Friday, when its charter flight was bounced around by Tropical Depression Fran. The jostling continued last night before 30,057 at Byrd Stadium, as the newest member of major-college football was blown away by Maryland, which rolled past the Blazers, 39-15.Clinging to a 10-7 lead heading into the last minute of the first half, the Terps used a take-away defense and a quick-striking offense to handle an outmanned nonconference opponent for the second straight week.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | October 23, 1994
Walter Wilson finally found the end zone yesterday but not before he swallowed another dose of adversity.The Baltimore wide-out dropped a sure-thing touchdown pass, and another was knocked away at the goal line in the second quarter.Then in the third quarter, he made a touchdown catch that was called back because of an illegal blocking penalty. But Wilson salvaged the day with a fourth-quarter touchdown catch that helped the CFLs put away the B.C. Lions, 48-31, at Memorial Stadium.The fact he got a chance to make the 26-yard reception in the fourth quarter was what Wilson, an alumnus of Southern High, appreciated most in the win."
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By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Sun | December 1, 2007
No. 5 Hereford opened a big lead against Lackey in last night's 3A state semifinal, but the Chargers refused to quit and changed the momentum of the game with two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter. Things appeared to get worse for the Bulls with a bad snap on a field-goal attempt. However, backup quarterback David Wood picked up the ball and then threw a short pass to Nick DePaola, who ran 12 yards for a touchdown. Bulls coach Steve Turnbaugh said that play proved to be the difference in the game as Hereford advanced to the state final with a 35-20 victory.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 2002
For South Carroll quarterback Jake Mead, the bitter disappointment of watching his team's unbeaten season come to an end yesterday was overshadowed by just one thought. What might have been. Carroll County's passing leader, Mead threw a season-high three interceptions, all turned into touchdowns, as the host Cavaliers fell to powerful Urbana, 40-7, in a Central Maryland Conference game. The first interception ended South Carroll's opening drive of the game. After Mead (15-for-28, 124 yards, one touchdown)
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
- Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce recorded his first NFL touchdown when he caught a pitchout in stride from quarterback Joe Flacco and accelerated away from pursuit. Pierce didn't stop until he reached the end zone. The play in the first quarter contributed to the Raven's 25-15 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns. ANd Pierce celebrated the career moment by sharing a flying bump with wide receiver Torrey Smith . "I was overly excited," Pierce said.
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By Edward Lee | November 25, 2011
There were many reasons why Dennis Pitta's first touchdown catch of his young career will be special. Not only did the tight end's eight-yard catch come against a San Francisco 49ers ranked first in the NFL in fewest points allowed, but it also broke a 6-6 tie en route to the Ravens' eventual 16-6 victory at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday night. “It was a lot of fun, and it was nice to get it at such a critical point in the game,” said Pitta, who finished with two receptions for 19 yards.
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By Edward Lee | October 3, 2011
Jameel McClain has achieved much in his four-year career, making the Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2008 and becoming a full-time starter at inside linebacker last season. But until his six-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday night's 34-17 victory over the New York Jets, McClain hadn't visited the end zone since his playing days at Syracuse University. “Basically, on the play, [cornerback] Lardarius [Webb] had the opportunity to grab it, but he bobbled it, and me being a great teammate, I helped him out,” said McClain, who established a franchise record in 2008 with two safeties in a single season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2011
Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith heard it all week. Flacco didn't have confidence in his young receivers. Smith couldn't get open against NFL cornerbacks or catch the ball when he did. The Ravens' already maligned passing game was in even more trouble without Lee Evans. Two offensive plays into the Ravens 37-7 dismantling Sunday of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome, Flacco and Smith threw serious doubt into those conclusions. One quarter in, they made them and the woefully overmatched Rams look downright foolish.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | October 31, 2009
When the Ravens opened their game in New England on Oct. 4 with a first-drive touchdown, the offense was humming. Quarterback Joe Flacco was precise and efficient; wide-out Derrick Mason was unstoppable right up to his 20-yard catch in the end zone. That series seems like a long time ago. In fact, the Ravens haven't scored a touchdown in the first half since. That drought - five quarters, 15 possessions and 75 plays - doesn't begin to match the end zone blackout they endured in 2000, when they went five full games without an offensive touchdown and still won the Super Bowl.
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By From Sun staff reports | October 10, 2009
Arundel quarterback Billy Cosh needed 54 seconds to tie the Maryland public school record of 80 career touchdown passes and 4:01 to break it Friday night. Cosh led the No. 3 Wildcats (6-0) to a 75-19 rout of visiting Glen Burnie. He finished the night with seven touchdowns, and 85 for his career, on 16 of 19 passing for 267 yards. He had one carry for 8 yards. Cosh left the game after 1 1/2 quarters. The previous mark for touchdown passes was held by Sherwood's Deontay Twymann and Friendly's Joe Haden, who both set it during the 2006 state finals.
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By Jamison Hensley and David Steele and Jamison Hensley and David Steele and,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com and david.steele@baltsun.com | October 20, 2008
MIAMI - Willis McGahee continues to make himself at home in South Florida. The Ravens running back rushed for 105 yards and his first touchdown of the season in the 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Not surprisingly, it was McGahee's first 100-yard game since the last time he played here (Dec. 16, 2007). The former University of Miami star has averaged 94.4 rushing yards in four games at Dolphin Stadium. "It's always a good feeling when you play in your hometown," he said. "I've been playing every year since I've been in the league.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | October 30, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- There will be something different at Byrd Stadium on Saturday night: a November football game in which there's more than pride at stake for Maryland.The Terps rode the passing of Scott Milanovich, the running of Allen Williams and the big plays of linebacker Ratcliff Thomas to an easier-than-it-sounds 38-10 pounding of Tulane yesterday in the middle leg of a three-game homestand, and all it did was set up Maryland's biggest game in four years.Maryland will finish its home schedule Saturday against twice-beaten North Carolina State, and that Atlantic Coast Conference game is not just the Terps' most important since coach Mark Duffner arrived in 1992, but also their biggest since 1990, the only season in the past eight that they had a winning record and went to a bowl game.
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By Jamison Hensley and David Steele and Jamison Hensley and David Steele and,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com and david.steele@baltsun.com | October 20, 2008
MIAMI - Willis McGahee continues to make himself at home in South Florida. The Ravens running back rushed for 105 yards and his first touchdown of the season in the 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Not surprisingly, it was McGahee's first 100-yard game since the last time he played here (Dec. 16, 2007). The former University of Miami star has averaged 94.4 rushing yards in four games at Dolphin Stadium. "It's always a good feeling when you play in your hometown," he said. "I've been playing every year since I've been in the league.
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By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Sun | December 1, 2007
No. 5 Hereford opened a big lead against Lackey in last night's 3A state semifinal, but the Chargers refused to quit and changed the momentum of the game with two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter. Things appeared to get worse for the Bulls with a bad snap on a field-goal attempt. However, backup quarterback David Wood picked up the ball and then threw a short pass to Nick DePaola, who ran 12 yards for a touchdown. Bulls coach Steve Turnbaugh said that play proved to be the difference in the game as Hereford advanced to the state final with a 35-20 victory.
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