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Recapping Running Backs Week at Testudo Times

We took a week-long look at Maryland’s backfield. Here’s what we came away with.

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Summer rolls on, and Running Backs Week is in the books. In case you weren’t around to see everything we did, here’s the rundown.

Profiles in Terpage

Monday: Junior Ty Johnson
Tuesday: Sophomore Lorenzo Harrison
Wednesday: Freshman Anthony McFarland
Thursday: Sophomore Jake Funk
Friday: Redshirt freshman LaDerrien Wilsnevermind, he’s gone
Saturday: Freshman Javon Leake
Saturday: Freshman Tayon Fleet-Davis

A closer look

Monday: Welcome to Running Backs Week
A quick prospectus of the position, which is one of the strongest on the team.

Tuesday: Who’s the best RB in Maryland history?
LaMont Jordan ran away with this honor, garnering over 673 of the 1,028 votes cast (65 percent).

Wednesday: Maryland had its big runs in 2016, but got stuffed plenty of times
I made up a stat called “extreme carries,” which covers a running back’s longest and shortest carries, and looked at how the Terps took advantage in this realm.

Thursday: Maryland has run well for years, but now has depth in the backfield
The Terps have recruited three backs in back-to-back cycles, allowing them to absorb, say ... a transfer.

Friday: The best running backs on Maryland’s 2017 schedule
Saquon Barkley’s on the docket again, and we’ll see another Justin Jackson.

Next up: Wide Receivers Week!