As the offseason kicks into another gear, Testudo Times readers will be voting on the All-Randy Edsall team. All players with at least 20 career returns under Randy Edsall at Maryland (2011-14) will be under consideration.
After rolling through the two kicking units in special teams, it's time for our final position: returner. Maryland has often separated this into two different players to field kicks and punts, but we're going to just keep it to one player.
Feel free to vote using whichever criteria you please. After we finish with each position, we'll post the results of the full team (that will likely be early next week). Stats are only from the specific position during games played under Edsall.
Stats (3 seasons): 57 kick returns, 1,472 yards (25.8 average), two touchdowns, 25 punt returns, 235 yards (9.4 average)
Diggs already ran away with our wide receiver vote ... can he do the same here? He was the team's kick returner and punt returner as a true freshman in 2012, giving away punt duties the next year to Will Likely but still performing as one of the best kick returners in the country. He scored both of his return touchdowns during that 2012 campaign.
Stats (2 seasons): 44 kick returns, 1,225 yards (27.8 average), one touchdown, 35 punt returns, 415 yards (11.9 average), two touchdowns
The Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida, Likely was ignored by many of the in-state powers due to his small stature. That was a mistake. He already won our cornerback vote in this series, and looks like one of the strongest contenders for this position as well.
Stats (1 season): 15 kick returns, 316 yards (21.1 average), 16 punt returns, 96 yards (6.0 average)
A former high school quarterback who possessed a ton of speed, Logan was never able to consistently break into the wide receiver rotation at Maryland. He was able to make a mark as a returner, however, returning two punts for touchdowns in 2010 under Ralph Friedgen. He was the main punt returner for Edsall's first team and shared kick return duties with ...
Stats (2 seasons): 31 kick returns, 585 yards (18.9 average)
Pickett was a nice pull for Maryland out of the Charlotte area, choosing the Terps over offers from West Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke and Stanford, among others. He played an instant role in College Park, ranking third on the team in rushing in 2011 with 274 yards (on 74 carries). Pickett's playing time and productivity diminished in 2012 with the addition of Wes Brown (142 yards, 69 carries), and he transferred to Tennessee as a walk-on.
After sitting out the 2013 season, Pickett played in eight games for the Volunteers as a junior in 2014. He ran for 66 yards on 22 carries before being declared ineligible for the team's bowl game due to academic issues. Our friends at Rocky Top Talk say he isn't listed on the team's official roster and looks unlikely to return next year