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Future Maryland kicker Joseph Petrino is ridiculous

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

Three-star kicker Joseph Petrino committed to Maryland in July, and just like that, the Terps had their kicker of the future. There have been some pretty great place kickers to come through College Park over the years, and while Adam Greene and Mike Shinsky are serviceable, we’re not sure either of them can do this:

First of all, kicking one 60-yard field goal as a high schooler is impressive, with or without defenders. But then, he just casually walks up and hits a 50-yarder with his non-dominant foot.

Second, the music choice is exquisite. You don’t even have to actually like Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Petrino is kicking field goals to a song whose chorus goes:

Six-foot, seven-foot, eight-foot bunch
Six-foot, seven-foot, eight-foot bunch

That’s too perfect.

In other news

Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome is out for the season with a torn ACL; senior edge rusher Jesse Aniebonam is out for “several months” with a fractured ankle. True freshman Kasim Hill will start in Pigrome’s place.

Here’s Barry Svrluga from The Washington Post on why Hill starting at quarterback can be a positive for the Terps.

The Associated Press’ Week 2 college football poll came out yesterday. Maryland was not in the top 25, but would have been No. 30 if the rankings extended that far.

Maryland men’s soccer player Eli Crognale made his Terrapin debut Monday after watching his older brother Alex hold down the back line for so many years.

D.J. Moore was Pro Football Focus’ second-highest-rated offensive player in the Big Ten last week.

Maryland football is giving away class-specific shirts at this week’s football game against Towson. Each graduating class was assigned its own meme.

Cavon Walker gave BTN’s Mike Hall a tour of his locker, and ... well, it was pretty darn funny.