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Profiles in Terpage: Wes Brown

Our series continues with a former four-star running back currently occupying the No. 2 spot on Maryland's depth chart.

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Wes Brown, junior, running back, No. 5


Height: 6'0

Weight: 210

Collegiate stats: 193 carries, 738 yards (3.8 yards per carry), eight touchdowns, 26 receptions, 212 yards (8.2 yards per catch)

High school: Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)

High school stats (Senior Year): 158 carries, 1,382 yards, 22 touchdowns

Composite recruiting rating: Four stars (.9374), No. 10 running back, No. 4 player in Maryland

Who Maryland beat: Florida State, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, USC

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

After an injury in 2010 limited him to just 600 yards with Good Counsel as a sophomore, Wes Brown topped 1,000 yards in both of his last two high school seasons, earning a bevy of scholarship offers and landing on the Terrapins.

Brown played in eight games as a true freshman in 2012, missing the 2013 season with a suspension after a bizarre wiretapping arrest. He saw a bigger role in the offense in 2014, leading the team in carries but struggling to consistently run the ball for positive yardage.

Career Highlight:

Rushing for 121 yards against NC State.

Dream Season:

Brown ends up taking the starting running back job away from Brandon Ross, showing his blue-chip potential with a career season.

2015 Prospectus:

Brown is currently listed No. 2 on the depth chart behind Ross, but Maryland has shown a preference for using two running backs in the past. Ross had the better year in 2014, but the running backs' styles complement each other, so expect to see quite a bit of Brown, especially in short-yardage situations. Brown is also an excellent pass-catcher, so it is possible he'll see some play on third downs as well.

Up Next:

Our next player has moved back and forth between defensive end and tackle but looks to finally play a major role in the defensive line rotation this season.


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