Running back Javon Leake has found a new NFL home after being waived by the New York Giants back in late August. The Washington Football Team announced it had signed the former Terp to its practice squad Thursday.
Leake opted out of his senior year after a dominant season Maryland football in 2019. His two kickoff return touchdowns and 26.8 yards per return were enough to earn him a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team as the Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year. In addition to his accolades at kick returner, Leake was also named as an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Running Back.
The Greensboro, North Carolina native compiled over 1,100 rushing yards and over 1,400 return yards, average 7.9 yards per carry, throughout his Maryland career.
Now back with an NFL team, Leake will look to carve his way onto Washington’s 53-man roster.
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Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon spoke with the media Thursday.
Turgeon: "We're scared to death as coaches that at some point we're going to have to pause, but that's why we're thankful for every day. We're thankful for every day that we get to practice. We're just going to do the best we can with it."— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) November 19, 2020
Mark Turgeon: "We don't want to show up to our first game and not be prepared because we were scared to do things because of COVID. ... We are just going to take it day to day and see what happens."— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) November 19, 2020
Mark Turgeon on @Aaron_Wiggins_: "Everybody's expecting a big jump out of Wiggs this year, including himself."— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) November 19, 2020
Turgeon says the biggest thing for Wiggins is to be a more consistent shooter.
The Maryland community is still stoked Smith getting his name called in the NBA Draft.
Stix won Arizona last night.— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) November 19, 2020
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Legendary Maryland alum Scott Van Pelt honored Len Bias with a shoutout on Wednesday night’s show.
"Rest in Peace Leonard."@notthefakeSVP with the respect for No. 34 on his birthday, 34 years after his draft night. pic.twitter.com/sxwGU1frZ4— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) November 19, 2020
Maryland men’s basketball has produced a lot of NBA Draft picks over the last five years.
Maryland to the NBA.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 20, 2020
Our six draftees in the last five years is tied for most in the Big Ten in that span.#NBADraft pic.twitter.com/jEFaMd45bn
Director of Basketball Performance Kyle Tarp gets credit for another body transformation within the Maryland men’s basketball program.
Another Kyle Tarp success story— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 19, 2020
Maryland women’s basketball sophomore Diamond Miller seems poised to improve on her freshman year.
No pressure, no diamonds. @TerpsWBB's Diamond Miller is getting after it in practice. pic.twitter.com/H3Q3zzWFma— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) November 19, 2020
Ashley Owusu is in great position to be one of the nation’s best point guards this season for Maryland women’s basketball.
"It's that next level confidence, her defense, her understanding our program, where we want the ball to be as a point guard."@BrendaFrese on year ✌️ for @Ashleyyowusu15 #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/ElCCA8fNyl— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) November 19, 2020
The Maryland women’s lacrosse team looks ready to jump right into the upcoming spring season.
Jumping out of a successful fall season like... #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/PRFBha8RTy— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) November 19, 2020