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Maryland’s Ty Johnson named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week

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

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After six kickoff returns for 189 total yards, including a 100-yard touchdown scamper, Maryland running back Ty Johnson was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week Monday morning.

It was Johnson’s first career kickoff return for a touchdown, and the first by a Terp since Will Likely took one back 104 yards at Iowa in 2015. It’s also Johnson’s first Special Teams Player of the Week honor. He’s the second Terp to receive the award this season; Antoine Brooks was honored after he took a blocked field goal 75 yards for a touchdown against Texas in Week 1.

In addition to his outstanding day returning kicks, Johnson also led Maryland in rushing, with 57 yards on 12 carries.

In other news

Redshirt junior defensive back Alex Woods will leave the program at the end of the semester, he announced yesterday. He was suspended indefinitely right before the season and this is the first update since then.

Maryland football takes on Northwestern this weekend in a pivotal midseason game that could determine whether or not the Terps achieve bowl eligibility.

That game will play host to BTN Tailgate, starting at 10 a.m. on the practice fields near the stadium. The first 400 fans will get free food and the first 500 fans will get the “Bring the Night” black t-shirts.

Maryland basketball hosted three blue chip recruits last weekend and one more the weekend before that. Here’s what we know.

One of those top targets, Devon Dotson, may be nearing a college decision. Or, he may be gearing up to ask his crush to homecoming. Those are equally big occasions, right?

In case you forgot, Jake Layman is the best basketball player in the history of the game.*

*Who’s named Jake Layman.