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MM 1.15 Maryland alum Randy White named 35th best player in college football history

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

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Former Maryland football player Randy White was named the 35th best player in college football history by ESPN in the publication’s top 150 college football players of all-time list released Monday.

Recruited from Thomas McKean High School in Wilmington, Delaware, White was originally brought onto the Terps as a fullback, but was switched to defensive line after a quiet freshman season. The switch proved to be beneficial for White, as he went on to break school records and garner national attention.

In 1974, White set the Maryland record in tackles for loss yards in a single season with 122 — a record not broken to this day. The 6’4 defensive tackle was recognized for his outstanding play throughout his college career, earning two First Team All-American nominations in 1973 and 1974. White was also named the 1974 ACC Player of the Year and received the Outland Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding interior lineman in the country, that same year before being drafted second overall in the 1975 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

White went on to play 14 seasons in the NFL, winning Super Bowl XII with the Cowboys and taking home Super Bowl co-MVP honors in 1978. The defensive end received nine First Team All-Pro selections before retiring in 1988. In 1994, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame one year later.

In other news

No. 17 Maryland men's basketball suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Wisconsin Tuesday night, losing its fourth straight road game this season.

Lila and Cody went behind enemy lines before Tuesday’s matchup against the Badgers with Bucky’s 5th Quarter.

Maryland offensive lineman Terrance Davis announced that he will be transferring to Wake Forest.

Maryland Football previewed a new eight part documentary series, titled UNLOCKED.

No. 20 Maryland women’s basketball hosted its annual clinic with the Maryland Special Olympics group.

Maryland Athletics highlighted some of their heroes for the #FearlessWomen campaign.

Kevin Huerter had a huge game in the Atlanta Terplanta Hawks’ win over the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night. The former Terp finished with 23 points on 57.1 percent shooting on field goals and 80 percent from deep. He also had 15 rebounds and eight assists, both of which are carer-highs.

Freshman Track and Field athlete Joe Ewan took home Terp of the Week honors.