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Maryland football’s Johnny Jordan, Tyler Mabry named to position award watch lists

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

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A pair of Maryland football players received national recognition Friday, as Johnny Jordan and Tyler Mabry were named to positional award watch lists heading into the 2019 season.

Jordan is heading into his junior season with the full-time job at center following Brendan Moore’s departure. Due to injuries and shuffling along the offensive line last year, Jordan started six games and helped the Terps pound the rock against Big Ten opponents. He’s been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given to the top center in college football every season.

For the second season in a row, Mabry has been named to the Mackey Award Watch List. He was the best tight end in his conference at Buffalo last year, earning First Team All-MAC honors after a 27-catch, 230-yard season that included a pair of touchdowns. Mabry transferred to College Park as a graduate student in the offseason. In Mike Locksley’s offense, he could have a strong season to cap off his collegiate career.

These two nominations come on the heels of another pair of Terps being recognized on the national stage. Sophomore running back Anthony McFarland broke out as a freshman in the Terps’ backfield, and he was named to the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award watch lists. Senior defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. was also named to the Bednarik Award watch list, giving Maryland representation on both sides of the football.

In other news

In the latest edition of our State of the Program series, Thomas broke down the women’s golf team, which made an appearance at the NCAA Championships in May.

To cap off Defensive Line Week, Cody took a look at a pair of newcomers who could make an impact in 2019.

Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Brandau of Georgetown men’s lacrosse decided to transfer to Maryland for the 2020 season.

There are a number of former Terps making waves in professional baseball, and Alex gave a rundown of who’s doing what at every level.

The Testudo Times Podcast was back in action Friday, and Thomas and Matt discussed what has been happening during the collegiate sports offseason.

Maryland women’s basketball incoming freshman Diamond Miller is playing with the United States’ U-19 team, which is 2-0 in the FIBA World Cup.

Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League practiced on Maryland’s campus over the weekend.

Former Terp and Portland Trail Blazer Jake Layman signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves less than three weeks ago, and on Saturday, he signed a lifetime deal.