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Maryland football’s Teldrick Morgan named Big Ten special teams player of the week

The grad transfer returned a punt for a touchdown against Rutgers.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland wide receiver Teldrick Morgan has been named the Big Ten’s special teams player of the week following his performance in the Terps’ regular season finale against Rutgers.

Morgan returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown to put Maryland up 14-0 in the first quarter, one of a few big plays that helped the Terps keep the Scarlet Knights at a distance.

Morgan leads the team in catches with 40, and his catch rate of 69 percent is the highest of any Maryland receiver with 20 or more targets. He transferred to Maryland this summer after playing his first three years at New Mexico State. He’ll conclude his college career at Maryland’s bowl game, wherever that may be.

Morgan is the third Maryland player to win a weekly Big Ten award this season. joining Ty Johnson, who won offensive player of the week, and Lorenzo Harrison, who won freshman of the week.