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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
— Maryland made two surprise quarterback decisions before its 42-28 victory over Florida International on Saturday. First, coaches started redshirt freshman Danny O'Brien for the first time. It had not been clear that redshirt junior Jamarr Robinson's sore shoulder would keep him from starting as he had the previous three weeks. Coaches also decided that punt returner Tony Logan — once a highly-regarded quarterback in high school in Piscataway, N.J. — would be the No. 2 quarterback.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Maryland freshman Will Likely said last week that he could feel a return for a touchdown coming. But he knew he was running out of chances, and the Terps were seemingly running out of time. "I was getting antsy, 'cause I'm trying to make a play," Likely recalled Saturday. "My coaches told me, 'Just let the plays come to you,' and that's what I did. " After a 37-yard punt return in the second quarter, Likely had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown to help jump-start Maryland in its 27-24 overtime victory against Virginia Tech.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2002
J.R. Johnson had the best view - so close that Tampa Bay Buccaneers punt returner Karl Williams had no choice but to head the opposite way. That proved to be the wrong way for Johnson and the Ravens, who were on their way to a 25-0 loss to the Bucs yesterday. After a series of fakes, Williams shot to his right and sprinted through a gaping hole in the Ravens' punt coverage, heading down the sideline and into the end zone for a 56-yard touchdown that put Tampa Bay up 10-0 late in the first quarter.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
You remember Steve Suter. How could you not? The former Terps standout returned six punts for touchdowns in 2002 and 2003. But I'm guessing what you best remember is this -- he never called for a fair catch. That's a remarkable statistic when you consider that he has more career returns (121), more career yards (1,271) and more punt return touchdowns (the six) than any other Terps player. Suter said he believed it was better to fall forward for a yard or two -- often much more, of course -- than surrender by signaling a fair catch.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2009
In what many considered a statement game for a pair of Baltimore County football powers, No. 9 Hereford wasted little time Friday night putting No. 7 Eastern Tech on the ropes. In the end, however, it was the visiting Mavericks who delivered a stunning knockout blow. Trailing by 10 late in the fourth quarter, and seemingly out of contention, Eastern Tech scored two touchdowns in the final 3:38, including Criszon Brown's 60-yard punt return with 1:21 left in a 14-10 win. "I thought if we could just keep it close that we'd have a chance at the end," said Eastern Tech coach Marc Mesaros, who evened his career record against Hereford to 4-4. "This kind of evens out the score.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 29, 2003
Eastern Tech accomplished nearly everything it could have hoped for last night. The Mavericks shut down the high-octane Potomac passing attack, stopping the Wolverines from completing a pass and holding them without a first down for the final three quarters. However, the top-ranked Mavericks had to deal with a bigger problem - the rain and a muddy field at CCBC-Essex. Yesterday's rain turned the field into a quagmire last night, stopping both teams from accomplishing much on offense. But Korey Coles scored on a 74-yard punt return in the second quarter and let Potomac pull away for an 8-0 victory over Eastern Tech in a Class 2A state semifinal game.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2002
PITTSBURGH -- It was supposed to be a momentum-shifter, the play that would haunt the Pittsburgh Steelers and invigorate the Ravens, who in five straight playoff wins had continually pulled rabbits out of their hats. The only magic that the Ravens could muster at Heinz Field yesterday, however, was Jermaine Lewis' 88-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter, the longest in NFL postseason history. He was the only Raven to visit the end zone, as the special teams outscored the offense 7-3 in a 27-10 loss to Pittsburgh.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2002
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland sophomore wide receiver Steve Suter's most memorable break last season was one he would rather forget. But a year after fracturing the index finger on his left hand and missing the final eight games of the Terrapins' 10-2 season, Suter is showing a knack for breaking into the clear as a return specialist. Take last night's 44-14 rout over the visiting Akron Zips at Byrd Stadium. For a brief moment late in the first quarter, after Akron quarterback Charlie Frye and wide receiver Nick Sparks had combined on a 65-yard touchdown to cut the Terps' lead to 14-7, the Zips had climbed back into the contest.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1998
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Ravens answered several questions about their 1998 team last night in a 33-0 preseason win over the New York Jets before a crowd of 47,906 at Giants Stadium.And the most promising sign came from Jermaine Lewis, who showed he can be just as effective as an outside receiver as he was in the slot position a year ago.This could be the anticipated breakout season for Lewis in his bid to be a complete receiver.Last night, he set the tone with a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter, and then hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline as the Ravens led, 20-0, at halftime.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 1998
At 5-feet-8, 155 pounds, C. Milton Wright senior Hardy McSpadden looks anything but imposing on the football field until he takes his first step.McSpadden scored on a run, a pass and a 90-yard punt return, and also had two interceptions, as the host Mustangs routed Aberdeen, 35-0, in a Harford County League game.The victory was important for Wright (7-1 overall, 5-1 in the league), which began the day ranked 10th in the Class 3A state playoff race, with only the top eight teams advancing to postseason play.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2013
Problems on offense contributed to the Morgan State football team's 28-14 loss at Howard in a key Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference showdown Saturday. But the special teams had their fair share of troubles, too. The most conspicuous gaffe was the Bears' (2-6, 2-2 MEAC) allowing Bison sophomore punter John Fleck to take the snap, tuck the ball under his arm and scamper 52 yards to the end zone to give Howard a 15-7 lead with 3:02 left in the second quarter. Morgan State coach Donald Hill-Eley insisted that his team was prepared for that play because Fleck had also run it for a 27-yard gain in the Bison's 21-10 win against Florida A&M on Oct. 19. “We knew it was coming, and we put a guy in that position,” Hill-Eley said.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
There remains something of a mystery about Maryland receiver/returner Stefon Diggs' physical condition. On Wednesday, coach Randy Edsall confirmed what the media has suspected  -- that he's not completely himself physically. Edsall said Diggs "took a ding" against West Virginia on Sept. 21. But what sort of ding? Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley demurred when I asked about Diggs on Wednesday. Maryland has strict procedures about how and when to release injury information.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
North Carolina Central, Morgan State's opponent Saturday, ranks near the bottom of many offensive and defensive categories in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. But one area the Eagles thrive in is special teams. North Carolina Central (3-3 overall and 1-1 in the league) has proven to be especially adept in kick and punt returns. The team ranks first in the conference in kick returns, averaging 23.7 yards and scoring one touchdown. The squad is also second in punt returns, averaging 14.1 yards and posting one score.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
When: Friday, 6 p.m. Coaches: Larry Mitchell, Patterson Clippers; Lawrence Smith, Dunbar Poets Last meeting: Dunbar won, 12-0, last season KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH Patterson : RB-LB Sherrod Hawkes, Sr. (40 carries for 289 yards, 4 TDs; 6 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss); RB-DB Tynard Barfield, Jr. (9 carries for 97 yards, 2 TDs, 4 catches for 94 yards, 2 TDs; 2 tackles); LB-DE Khalil Parker, Sr. (19 tackles, 8 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles); OL-DL Mack Egborebhe, Sr. (12 tackles, 3 for a loss, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles)
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss was in a candid, introspective mood Sunday following the most successful play of his NFL career. Released during the final roster cutdown and then brought back when Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones got hurt, Doss delivered one of the biggest plays of the Ravens' 30-9 victory over the Houston Texans. Doss celebrated his 24th birthday with an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter, the fifth-longest punt return in franchise history.
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By Matt Vensel | August 16, 2013
Asa Jackson still has a long way to go to redeem himself after his second suspension in as many seasons, but the second-year cornerback took a few dozen steps in the right direction late in Thursday night's preseason win. With the Ravens trailing by three points in the fourth quarter, Jackson lined up in his territory to return a punt. Atlanta punter Matt Bosher boomed a punt 51 yards to Jackson, who caught it as his 22-yard line. Bosher had outkicked his coverage and the vises the Ravens set up on both sidelines to neutralize the gunners got the job done.
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By Eduardo A. Encina | July 29, 1998
Rod WoodsonPosition: CornerbackHeight: 6-0Weight: 200Age: 33College: PurdueYear: 12thHighlights: Woodson, a five-time All-Pro and All-NFL team member was signed as a free agent to shore up a young cornerback position. Woodson was the 1993 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was chosen to the league's 75th anniversary team. He has played on seven Pro Bowl teams. Woodson ranks in the top 15 all-time in five statistical categories: punt returns, punt-return yards, interceptions returned for touchdowns, kickoff returns, and kickoff-return yards.
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July 21, 1996
Derrick AlexanderPos.: Wide receiverHeight: 6-2Weight: 195Age: 24College: MichiganPro experience: 2How acquired: First-round draft pick, 1994Highlights: Started 12 games in 1994 and only two last season. Was the team's top kick returner last season, averaging 13.6 yards on punts and 20 yards on kickoffs. Scored lone touchdown last year on a punt return. In 1994, he led team in receiving yardage (828).Personal: Caught 120 passes for 1,909 yards and 21 touchdowns at Michigan. He also score four TDs on punt returns, which tied zTC school record.
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By Edward Lee | December 10, 2012
Deactivated for the previous five contests, Richard Crawford picked an opportune time to make a lasting impression for the Washington Redskins. The rookie cornerback's 64-yard punt return set up rookie kicker Kai Forbath's 34-yard field goal that propelled Washington to a 31-28 win over the Ravens at FedEx Field Sunday. The outcome was significant as it kept the Redskins one game behind the New York Giants in the NFC East and one game behind the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears for the last wildcard berth.
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By Edward Lee | December 3, 2012
In the first meeting between the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens escaped with a 13-10 win on the strength of a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jacoby Jones in the first quarter. Keeping Jones' prowess on returns - he leads the NFL in kick return touchdowns with three this season - in mind, the Steelers did their best to limit Jones' opportunities in their 23-20 win against the Ravens Sunday. Jones returned three kicks for a total of 74 yards, but he didn't get past the Ravens' 26-yard line.
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