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He was an impact player as a freshman.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Maryland Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland football starts its season in 33 days. Until then, we're profiling every player on the roster in our Profiles in Terpage series.

Avery Edwards, tight end

Height: 6’4

Weight: 234 pounds

Year: Sophomore

High school: Ravenscroft (N.C.)

Jersey No.: 82

How he got to College Park

Edwards took a roundabout route to the Terps. He first committed to North Carolina as a member of the class of 2014, but was charged with felony larceny after stealing over $50,000 worth of jewelry and never joined the team. He came to Maryland just a month before the 2015 season and immediately became the team’s most productive pass-catching tight end.

After a multi-year run in which the team barely used tight ends in the passing game, Edwards brought a change. He finished last season with 14 receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns, solid numbers for a tight end in an abysmal passing attack.

A career highlight

Scoring twice against USF (and drawing a penalty for spiking the ball on his first one).

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2016 prospectus

Edwards shouldn’t see a decrease in his role as Maryland’s pass-catching tight end, although we don’t totally know how his position fits into Walt Bell’s offense. What we do know is that he’s as talented a tight end as the program has had recently, so they’ll probably try to get him the ball somehow.

What a dream season would look like

In his second season, Edwards helps out on the team’s many screen passes and cements his role as a threat through the air. He brings back memories of that two-touchdown game against USF and becomes a red zone menace.

Next in the series...

... is the team’s only returning starter at outside linebacker.

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