As the offseason kicks into another gear, Testudo Times readers will be voting on the All-Randy Edsall team. All players who started multiple games under Randy Edsall (2011-14) at Maryland are eligible for consideration.
Unsurprisingly, all-time program total touchdowns leader C.J. Brown ran away with the voting at quarterback, with fan favorite Shawn Petty coming in at second place. Maryland has used the same stable of three running backs over the past three seasons with mixed results, and this vote figures to be closer than Monday's.
Feel free to vote using whichever criteria you please. After we finish with each position, we'll post the results of the full team.
Stats: 896 rushing yards (5.2 per rush), four touchdowns, 141 receiving yards (8.3 per catch), one touchdown
When Randy Edsall took over Maryland's program prior to the 2011 season, he did so with rising senior running back Davin Meggett looking for his first career 1,000-yard season. Meggett fell just short, but put together a fine season for the 2-10 Terps, and has bounced around NFL practice squads for the past few seasons.
Stats: 1,585 rushing yards (4.7 per rush), nine touchdowns, 384 receiving yards (11.0 per catch), two touchdowns
Maryland's most consistent presence at running back, Ross has also put up the best numbers at the position in Edsall's tenure. If it weren't for persistent fumble troubles, he likely could have securely locked up the job by now. He'll figure heavily into this year's rotation, however, and should top 2,000 career yards when all is said and done.
Stats: 738 rushing yards (3.8 per rush), eight touchdowns, 212 receiving yards (8.2 per catch)
A four-star recruit out of Good Counsel, Brown made an instant impact as a freshman. He ran for 382 yards (4.2 per carry) in eight games that season, including a breakout 121-yard performance against NC State. After a yearlong absence due to suspension, Brown returned last season as a part of the running back rotation, setting a career high with six rushing touchdowns but seeing a drop in yards (356) despite an increase in carries.
Stats: 447 rushing yards (3.7 per rush), three touchdowns, 129 receiving yards (8.6 per catch), one touchdown
Another highly touted recruit (out of the Friendship Academy in D.C.), Reid hasn't quite been able to put himself on top of the rotation during his time in College Park. He saw an increase in carries in 2013 (a career-high 70) after the suspension of Brown, but that number dropped to a career-low 16 in just four games this past season. Reid received a medical redshirt for the year, and by all accounts had a strong spring.