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By Newsday | December 4, 1993
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- David Meggett has been featured as a multiple-purpose weapon in the New York Giants' offense since he burst onto the NFL scene as a rookie in 1989. This year he has been used as a running back, wide receiver and third-down specialist. He also has thrown for two touchdowns on option passes.But Meggett, a Towson State alumnus, doesn't want to lose sight of what got him into this league in the first place: his ability as a kick returner. It is one reason he feels a certain frustration this season even though the Giants are in sole possession of first place in the NFC East at 8-3.Meggett's kickoff and punt-return averages this year are significantly below his career average.
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By Matt Vensel | October 17, 2011
"You win or you don't. Either she's pregnant or she's not. " Those are the words of Maryland running back Davin Meggett after the Terps lost to the Clemson Tigers on Saturday. In addition to providing the quote of the night (and probably the season), he rushed for 69 yards and a score and added a seven-yard touchdown reception in the 56-45 loss. Uncoincidentally, protection was not a major issue for the Terps. Quarterback C.J. Brown was sacked twice. Anyway, amazing pregnancy reference or not, Meggett is right.
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April 20, 2006
On April 13, 2006, WILLIAM D., husband of the late of the Hatty Meggett, devoted father of Letha Alston, Kevin and Nathaniel. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, four sisters, four brothers and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends may visit at the Gary P. March Funeral Home, 270 Fred Hilton Pass on Thursday from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. Remains will lie in state at New Psalmist Baptist Church, 4501M-l Old Frederick Road, Friday 10 A.M., where family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M. Funeral service to follow.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2011
New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has three preset buttons on his car radio: sports talk, news talk and country. But none of those options appealed to Davin Meggett, the fourth-year captain who Edsall says will be his "workhorse" running back this season. So when Meggett rode with Edsall to a recent Baltimore appearance, the player not only switched the station but later seized the opportunity to call out his coach. "I don't know what was playing, but I didn't really want to listen to it," Meggett said after Maryland held its first training camp practice Tuesday.
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By George Willis and George Willis,Newsday | September 20, 1990
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back-return specialist David Meggett, reportedly upset with his 1990 salary, did not report for practice yesterday, leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins in doubt.The agent for the former Towson State star, Tony Agnone of Baltimore, attributed his client's absence to illness. "I don't think he was feeling well," Agnone said. "I think it was a touch of the virus."Meggett, however, did not contact the Giants to say he would miss practice because of illness and several teammates and an National Football League source close to the player said he missed the workout to force the Giants to redo his current contract, which expires at the end of this year.
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By Gary Myers and Gary Myers,New York Daily News | September 19, 1994
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- David Meggett was refreshed and ready to go back to work. It was early evening, barely an hour after the busiest day of his career."
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2006
William DeWitt Meggett, a centenarian who had worked as a mail carrier, chauffeur and landscaper, died in his sleep April 13 at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was a 103. Mr. Meggett was born and raised in Columbia, S.C., the son of sharecropper parents. He attended public schools in Columbia and moved to Baltimore in the 1920s. "He taught himself how to read by studying the Bible, and he learned to read music as well," said his daughter, Letha W. Willene of Baltimore.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 1, 1991
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Every time Joe Gibbs thinks about Dave Meggett wearing a New York Giants uniform, he remembers the 1989 NFL draft."I'm still mad about that," the Washington Redskins coach said yesterday. "Bobby [Beathard] got everybody out of Towson [State] except Meggett."Beathard, the former Redskins general manager who now is GM for the San Diego Chargers, invited several Towson playersto camp. None of the free agents he signed from the school made it.In the 1989 draft, he took quarterback Jeff Graham in the fourth round and defensive back Tim Smiley in the fifth round.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | August 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen still hasn't named his starting quarterback, but yesterday's scrimmage brought him closer to that decision. Friedgen said he will look at the film of the scrimmage and make a decision by tonight or tomorrow. "Even if it's the wrong one, I have to name someone by Monday," Friedgen said. "I really think we have three quarterbacks who can play, and it wouldn't surprise me if all three play this season. But what we have to do is find one who we can win with."
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By Bill Free | August 30, 1991
Former Towson State running back Dave Meggett received a $600,000 a year raise yesterday from the New York Giants, signing a two-year deal worth $1.4 million with the defending Super Bowl champions.According to his agent, Tony Agnone, Meggett earned about $100,000 in his second season with the Giants last year and will now be paid $700,000 a year. Agnone said there are also incentive clauses in Meggett's contract that could bring him an additional $300,000 a year.Also yesterday, former University of Maryland tight end Ferrell Edmunds, a two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins worth approximately $550,000 a year to end his holdout.
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By Sports Digest | July 16, 2011
Maryland football Meggett, O'Brien named to award lists Running back Davin Meggett has been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list, given to the top running back in college football, and quarterback Danny O'Brien is on the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, which honors the nation's top quarterback. Meggett, a senior, rushed for a career-best 720 yards in 2010. The Surrattsville native ranks 20th in Maryland history for career rushing yards (1,515)
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By Sports Digest | June 1, 2011
Orioles Baysox's Johnson allows one hit in 8 innings in 4-2 win Steve Johnson (St. Paul's) threw eight one-hit innings as the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A Eastern League affiliate, ended their five-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the visiting Richmond Flying Squirrels. Johnson's eight innings were a season high, and he tied his season-high with seven strikeouts. "I was able to throw all my pitches for strikes; I was consistent with my fastball and I was able to put it where I wanted it," he said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | October 7, 2009
COLLEGE PARK - -Starting left tackle Bruce Campbell, who suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in Maryland's 24-21 win over Clemson, was still not officially declared out for Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference game at Wake Forest. But all signs pointed to that conclusion Tuesday at coach Ralph Friedgen's weekly news conference. "Right now, Bruce is not out of our plans for this week," Friedgen said. "We'll see how it develops." But the coach said junior right tackle Paul Pinegar, 6 feet 4 and 290 pounds, who played for Campbell after the injury Saturday, is working at left tackle.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | August 28, 2009
COLLEGE PARK - - Davin Meggett has virtually pulled even with Da'Rel Scott, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season, in the race to be Maryland's starting tailback, offensive coordinator James Franklin said Thursday night after the team's final preseason scrimmage. Franklin's comments were surprising because Scott rushed for 1,133 yards last season and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. It's not that Scott hasn't played well, but rather that Meggett, who had a solid freshman season with 457 rushing yards, has improved, according to Franklin.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | November 22, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - If he doesn't wind up playing in the NFL like his father, Davin Meggett says he would consider applying to the CIA. A career in the intelligence-gathering agency could work out well for Maryland's freshman running back, whose distinguishing characteristic is that he is utterly unflappable. Meggett has had to play earlier and more often than coaches expected because of the lingering shoulder injury suffered by starting tailback Da'Rel Scott against California in Week 3. He has responded with 369 yards and a 5.4 yard-per-carry average and has shown few signs of freshman stage fright.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jefff.barker@baltsun.com | October 27, 2008
When the rainy Saturday had ended, it was the memory of Maryland's time-consuming final drive that stuck with coach Ralph Friedgen. With the game tied at 24 against North Carolina State, the Terps took the ball on their 8 with 4:50 left in the game. Maryland didn't surrender the ball until there were six seconds left. By then, the Terps had taken a 27-24 lead on a 20-yard field goal by Obi Egekeze after driving 89 yards in 15 plays. "I thought the last drive we really made some big-time plays," Friedgen said in his weekly media conference call yesterday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | October 23, 1991
David Meggett took the NFL by surprise three years ago scooting 62 yards with a short circle pass in his New York Giants debut against the Washington Redskins. No sooner had the 5-foot-7 dynamo from Towson State crossed the goal line than the rest of the league went shopping for a little back just like him.The San Francisco 49ers made 5-9 Dexter Carter a first-round pick in the next draft. Atlanta did likewise with 5-7 Steve Broussard.Meggett, a Pro Bowl player as a rookie, was emulated, but not duplicated.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | May 30, 1998
FOXBORO, Mass. -- David Meggett's three-year tenure with the New England Patriots came to an expected but abrupt end yesterday when the team released the running back-kick returner, opting to absorb the rest of his current and past signing bonuses, which will result in a $2.175 million hit against their 1998 salary cap.If he doesn't sign with another team this season, Meggett, who had been taking part in the team's strength and conditioning program and...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | August 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen still hasn't named his starting quarterback, but yesterday's scrimmage brought him closer to that decision. Friedgen said he will look at the film of the scrimmage and make a decision by tonight or tomorrow. "Even if it's the wrong one, I have to name someone by Monday," Friedgen said. "I really think we have three quarterbacks who can play, and it wouldn't surprise me if all three play this season. But what we have to do is find one who we can win with."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | August 10, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - The good news for the Maryland football team is that last night's scrimmage at Byrd Stadium was the first this preseason for the Terps. The bad news is that the regular-season opener against Delaware is only three weeks away. The defense was more consistent than the offense, which was to be expected with a new system being implemented under offensive coordinator James Franklin. Coach Ralph Friedgen said afterward: "Some good, some bad, about what I anticipated for having everything in. Normally we have a scrimmage before we have this scrimmage [in the stadium]
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