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Profiles in Terpage: Kenneth Goins, Jr.

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Profiling a fullback who saw action in all 13 games in 2013 and moved himself to the top of the depth chart.

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Kenneth Goins, Jr., (RS) Sophomore, Fullback, #30

Stats:

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 225

Twitter: @Kenny_Goins_1

Collegiate Stats: 13 games; rushes/yds 9/48; receptions 4/49 yards; 1 td

High School Stats (Senior Year): 290 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns, 61 tackles and 15 sacks

247sports composite Ratings: Three stars by Scout (#108 RB), 24/7 (#21 in MD, #51 RB), ESPN (#17 in MD, #90 OLB), two stars by Rivals

Who Maryland beat: Georgia Tech, Navy, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and West Virginia

High School: Gilman

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

High School Highlights:


How'd He Get to College Park?

At Gilman, Goins was a defensive standout who was named the Baltimore Sun's 2011 All-Met Defensive Player of the Year the same year the Washington Post's selection was Stefon Diggs.  Starting and starring at linebacker, Goins racked up 15  sacks as a senior falling one short of his junior year total. Goins was a decent running back who also played basketball and ran track at Gilman.

After redshirting in his freshman season Goins jumped into the fullback spot filling in for the injured Tyler Cierski who missed the first seven games last season. He was offered by the Terps in November of last year, put them in his top three (with Syracuse and Tulane) a week later, and committed a week after that.

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Nickname:

Kenneth "Kentucky Gentleman" Goins. It would work better if he was actually from Kentucky, but the initials will do.

Career Highlight:

Catching a 17 yard touchdown pass in the season opener against Florida International.

Dream Season:

Goins continues as the starting fullback and averages more than one touch per game while finding the end zone against better competition.

2014 Prospectus:

The starting fullback position is Goins’ to lose and though he dropped one pass in the spring game, he did nothing to shake that spot. A healthy Cierski is likely to push the redshirt sophomore for playing time.

Given the role of the fullback in Mike Locksley’s offense plus some question marks especially concerning the depth on Maryland’s offensive line, Goins Will Likely be an essential part of the blocking scheme in holding off some of those big B1G defenders.

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