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Maryland football linebackers Jermaine Carter, Shane Cockerille receive All-Big Ten honorable mentions

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Maryland linebackers Jermaine Carter and Shane Cockerille were named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the conference on Tuesday.

The two redshirt juniors led the team in tackles, with Cockerille recording 108 total tackles while Carter finished with 103. Cockerille added three sacks, eight tackles for loss; Carter had five sacks, seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a 14-yard interception return for a touchdown.

This is Carter’s second straight conference honorable mention. He’s recorded 100 tackles in each of the last two seasons. He had his best game of 2016 Saturday against Rutgers, tallying 15 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble which he recovered.

Cockerille took a different route to the honor. He was a fullback who moonlighted at quarterback last season, but converted in the spring and quickly developed into an important part of Maryland’s defense.

The two Terps were named to the team selected by the media, but not by the coaches. They were the only Maryland players honored for defense or special teams. The offensive honorees will be announced Wednesday.

You can check out the selections here.

In other news

Maryland’s basketball team finally lost, and it looked really ugly at times.

But hey, at least the football team is going bowling. A few things had to happen for that to be possible.

There are 40 bowl games this year, but there are a couple that make sense for the Terps.

Teldrick Morgan earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his 83-yard punt return against Rutgers, while Melo Trimble took home the conference’s Co-Player of the Week honor after leading the Terps to two wins in the Barclays Center Classic.

Here’s how some former Terps performed in the NFL over the weekend.

One ex-Terp (and former Testudo Times podcast guest) A.J. Francis was promoted from the Washington Redskins’ practice squad to the active roster on Tuesday. We’re pulling for him.

Conceive. Believe. Achieve. #HTTR

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