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MM 11.21: Maryland football alum Torrey Smith to deliver December commencement address

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news

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Former University of Maryland play Torrey Smith will return to his alma mater on Dec. 18th to give the commencement address at the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Smith graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010, earning a degree in criminology and criminal justice. The wide receiver was drafted to the NFL in the second round by the team just north of College Park, the Baltimore Ravens.

Smith went on to have an accomplished eight year NFL career before hanging up his cleats for good this past September. In those eight years, Smith captured two Super Bowl championships with the Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles, playing a key role as a receiver throughout both runs.

As a Terp, Smith was a multiple time All-ACC selection at both wide receiver and kick returner. He owns the Maryland record in all-purpose yards with 5,264 and is third all-time in career receptions with 152.

Smith has moved back to the Baltimore area since his retirement, where he has the Torrey Smith Family Fund, dedicated to helping underprivileged communities.

As for what Smith is going to say, well, it doesn’t look like he has that figured out yet — although he does seem excited.

In other news

Taylor Mikesell leads No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball past George Washington, 88-54

No. 6 Maryland men’s basketball picked up its fourth victory of the season with a 74-55 win over Fairfield. Here are three takeaways from Tuesday’s matchup.

And the team is riding high after the win.

Maryland football started a senior superlative series released on their official twitter account as Senior Day is this Saturday when they take on Nebraska in the last home game of the season.

Maryland football commit Santan Saunders received a high honor on Wednesday as he was selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.

Here are some highlights from the commanding victory by No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball over George Washington last night.

Men’s soccer will begin their pursuit of back to back National Championships in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Iona tonight at 7pm at Ludwig Field.

The first 300 students at the game will get free pizza starting at 5:45 in Lot 1D.

Maryland women’s lacrosse is hosting a indoor camp at Cole Field on Jan. 4 and 5.

Maryland volleyball will honor Nell Drummey and all of the seniors this Sunday during Senior Day.

Maryland field hockey thanked its group of seniors and all they brought to the program in a post Wednesday.

Maryland wrestling posted some shots from its competition last weekend.