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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | October 21, 1993
During halftime of Navy's 31-3 rout of Colgate on Saturday, an irate woman, dressed in Navy blue, was venting her anger at the public address announcer."
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
The past 10 months have been a long wait for Johns Hopkins , which lost 29-24 to Wesley in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on Nov. 23. Brandon Cherry said every member of the Blue Jays has been chomping at the bit for the start of the upcoming 2014 season, which kicks off on Saturday at noon with a home game against Randolph Macon at Homewood Field. “Everybody's just excited to get back on the field,” the junior running back said. “It's been a while since our last loss to Wesley, and we're putting that behind us. We're coming in with the fresh mind that it's a new season and we're ready to get back in it.” The new season means a featured tailback role for the Parkville resident and Boys' Latin graduate.
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By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,Contributing Writer | October 22, 1993
Glenelg senior running back James McKenney patiently waited for his turn in the offensive spotlight as a featured back, serving as Paul Brosenne's understudy for the past two seasons.Now with Brosenne (1,442 yards, 14 touchdowns) graduated, it is McKenney's time to star, and the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Gladiators tailback is making the most of his chance.McKenney is a major reason Class 2A Glenelg (5-2, 2-2) has state playoff hopes, leading the county in rushing with 830 yards on 143 carries with seven touchdowns.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Training camp has taken a toll on Towson's stable of tailbacks. All seven running backs were held out of Wednesday's practice at Johnny Unitas Stadium because of a variety of injuries. Perhaps the most distressing scene involved sophomore Darius Victor -- the Colonial Athletic Association's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and the anticipated starter this fall -- applying ice to his left foot and then wearing a walking boot on the same foot. But coach Rob Ambrose called the ailment plaguing Victor minor, saying, “He's not going today.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER Staff writer Paul McMullen contributed to this article | August 6, 1996
There were some notable no-shows when Maryland's freshman football players reported for preseason practice yesterday.Dermal Brown, a tailback out of Newburgh, N.Y., who signed a letter of intent with the Terps last February, opted to continue contract negotiations -- and appears close to a deal -- with the Kansas City Royals rather than begin practicing at Maryland. Brown, who attended freshman orientation at Maryland this summer, was the 14th selection overall in the June free-agent baseball draft.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - One of the most spirited position battles thus far in Maryland's preseason is being waged at tailback, where several Terrapins are bidding for carries and a chance to back up likely starter Bruce Perry and probable No. 2 Josh Allen. Unfortunately for sophomore Mario Merrills, it hasn't been a fair fight. Nagging hamstring injuries have forced the former Wilde Lake star to the sidelines, while several other tailbacks have stepped up and caught coach Ralph Friedgen's eye. "It's just been very frustrating," said Merrills, who pulled his hamstring about two weeks before the start of preseason and reinjured it in Thursday's practice.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Brian Mitchell was mobbed by autograph seekers yesterday as he left the Washington Redskins weightlifting tent after a morning workout.Instead of trying to dodge them, Mitchell signed every notebook, picture and even the back of one kid's shirt until all the fans got their autographs and the crowd melted away.Mitchell, who'll be 25 on Aug. 18, is obviously enjoying his time in the spotlight."I have a motto that if you never get asked for your autograph, you're not doing something good.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2003
One year after reaching the high point of his collegiate football career, Matt Romeo has been obliged to surrender some of the limelight. "It's hard sometimes," said Towson's senior tailback. "I have to accept the fact that my role now is to share the spot. So, whenever I get in there, I have to make the best of my carries." Through the misfortune of fellow backs Mikal Lundy and Ray Harris - both of whom were shelved by injury in the second game of last season - Romeo became the featured runner as a junior.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- In a perfect Maryland football world, running back LaMont Jordan and coach Ron Vanderlinden would be on the same page in their approach to the game.But Jordan and Vanderlinden still don't see eye-to-eye on all phases of football, as they begin their third season together today with the first full-team workout.Jordan, a junior, is still trying to persuade Vanderlinden to give him the ball at least 22 times every game and seldom wants to come off the field even though he is hurting physically.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
As Towson State's Maurice Sydnor rattles off the names, his smile grows along with his list.Tony Vinson. Brian McCarty. Larry Washington. Each was a 1,000-yard rusher for the Tigers over the previous four seasons. And no discussion of this year's backfield, which includes Sydnor, would be complete without mentioning one of those former standouts.Vinson reached the milestone twice, then gave way to McCarty, who was succeeded by Washington. And before any of them was David Meggett, who in 1988 became the most decorated player in Towson football history.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland's injury situation sank to new depths Thursday with news that the team's starting quarterback, tailback and tight end would join its top two receivers in missing Saturday's homecoming game against No. 9 Clemson. Less than a week after receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long suffered season-ending lower leg fractures against Wake Forest, the team announced that quarterback C.J. Brown (hip-oblique), running back Brandon Ross (shoulder) and tight end Dave Stinebaugh (knee)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Junior running back Terrance West has become the face of the offense for the Towson football team. Of course, that's easy to do when you lead the Football Championship Subdivision in both rushing yards (1,130) and rushing touchdowns (19). But the No. 8 Tigers (7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) are proving that they are more than just a one-horse engine at running back. Freshman Darius Victor has carried the ball 31 times for 217 yards and four touchdowns.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said the experience of tailback Brandon Ross vaulted him over Albert Reid and into the Terps' starting tailback position. Ross -- 5-foot-10, 210-pound redshirt sophomore -- played in six games last season, starting five, and led Maryland with 390 yards and a 4.6 average. He finished with a 141-yard rushing game in a loss to North Carolina to end the season. Reid, a sophomore, started two games last season, netting 92 yards with a 2.6 average. “Brandon is the starter.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
Freshman receiver-returner Stefon Diggs - who had been a constant during Maryland's injury-plagued season - has been ruled out of Saturday's game at Clemson because of an injured ankle. Diggs was seen around campus this week wearing a walking boot. He is among three players - running back Wes Brown (ankle) and receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro (concussion) are the others - listed as “out” for Saturday. That does not include the nine players - including all four true quarterbacks - who are listed as “out for the season.” Diggs has caught 43 passes for 721 yards and six touchdowns.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
Towson knows that if it cuts down on penalties and reduces its turnovers, it has the potential to be one of the elite teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. On Saturday night, the Tigers addressed one and kept the other manageable in a 24-19 win over Maine at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Quarterback Grant Enders led Towson with 104 yards rushing, including a 52-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Tailback Terrance West (Northwestern) pitched in 96 yards on 18 carries for the Tigers (3-3, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
Maryland running back Wes Brown -- the team's leading rusher -- will miss the Virginia game with a shoulder injury, the school said Thursday. Details were unavailable. Brown was listed as "out" on the injury report. He has rushed for 150 yards and a 4.5 yards per carry average. Brown, a true freshman, and sophomore Justus Pickett were expected to get the bulk of the carries following last week's Wake Forest game. Safety Matt Robinson is out again with a groin injury. Receiver Kerry Boykins and linebacker L.A. Goree are also out. Maryland said earlier Thursday that kicker Nick Ferrara (hip)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | October 21, 2009
Le'Ron McClain can run, catch and block. Turns out he can coach, too. The fullback was instrumental in tailback Ray Rice's first touchdown in the Ravens' 33-31 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and Rice's 22-yard run off left tackle came courtesy of what McClain said, not what he did. "I said to him: 'Just trust me, man. [No.] 51 [Vikings linebacker Ben Leber] is not going to take me on. He's going to try to run. So just stay on my hip and you'll score,' " McClain recalled Tuesday.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1999
In the eyes of Ravens guard Jeff Blackshear, running back Errict Rhett is an offensive lineman's dream."Errict Rhett is a grinder. He's going to grind on every down," Blackshear said. "He's a hard runner, a tough runner, and he's going to talk stuff on every play. He's going to talk trash while he's running. We haven't really had a chance to play smash-mouth football since the preseason. We had that today."In the wake of yesterday's 101-yard rushing performance -- his first 100-yard game in his two years with the Ravens -- Rhett may have seized a chance to grab the starting tailback job for the time being from Priest Holmes.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2012
Maryland is fortunate to have tailback depth. The team has not designated a starter for Saturday's Wake Forest game among Wes Brown, Brandon Ross, Justus Pickett and Albert Reid. Each has more than 15 carries this season, with Brown leading in yardage (127) and average yards per carry (5.5). Brown may be the most powerful at 210 pounds. Pickett has been used a third-down back. Reid started the opening game, and Ross started the last game. “It's an advantage in that they each bring something different to the table,” offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
You've already got a true freshman quarterback, so why not pair him with a true freshman tailback? Maryland said today that Albert Reid -- a 5-foot-10, 200-pound true freshman from Washington -- will start Saturday in the opener against William & Mary. That's because the original starter, redshirt freshman Brandon Ross, has a hamstring injury. Reid will likely share the spot Saturday with sophomore Justus Pickett and true freshman Wes Brown. It'll be running back by committee.
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