The Big Ten announced its defensive all-conference selections Wednesday, with four Terps named honorable mentions.
Linebacker Chance Campbell, defensive backs Tarheeb Still and Nick Cross, and defensive lineman Mosiah Nasili-Kite were the four Terps to receive the honor.
Campbell, a junior, has averaged 11 tackles per game and 5.7 solo tackles per game, both of which are good for third in the Big Ten and rank in the top-20 nationally. Campbell leads Maryland with 5.5 tackles for a loss and also scored his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery against Penn State.
Still showed out in a big way for the Terps in his first year in College Park. He leads the nation with an average of two pass breakups per game, highlighted by four against Rutgers last week — the most in a single game for any Big Ten player this season.
Cross, a sophomore, has now received All-Big Ten honors in back to back seasons. He played a major role in Maryland’s secondary to shut down opposing receivers. He ranks second on the team in pass breakups and third in tackles with 23. Cross also recorded an interception and forced fumble on the year, both coming against the Nittany Lions.
Nasili-Kate has four sacks on the year, which leads the Terps. He’s averaged 0.7 sacks per game, ranking fourth in the Big Ten. He has 20 tackles and 5.0 tackles for a loss this season as well.
In Other News
Maryland football came through with a big time surprise signing on Wednesday.
Wednesday was early national signing day. Here’s our tracker of all of Maryland’s signees.
Sam took to the film room to see what went wrong for the Terps in their loss to Rutgers.
With the addition of the 2021 class, Maryland football’s defense has a lot of potential for next season.
Maryland football allowed 200 passing yards/game this season, which ranks 3rd in the Big Ten and is the fewest passing yards allowed by the program since 2006.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) December 16, 2020
Only one DB doesn't return in 2021 & the Terps just added four 4-stars in the front seven to improve the run defense.
Rakim Jarrett is feeling pretty good one year later about his decision to come to College Park.
1 year later and I know made the best decision possible for me. #TBIA— Rak (@RakimJarrett) December 16, 2020
Jarrett is just one of head coach Mike Locksley’s signing day steals in recent years.
The @TerpsFootball crib is lit on signing day. @CoachLocks on or post NSD in his three cycles has gotten signatures from previously uncommitted:@LLeGendre12_ (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)@Nick_Cross26 (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) @RakimJarrett (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)@Brand3nJ44 (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) December 16, 2020
Locked. In. pic.twitter.com/d9MU8AGSB4
Maryland women’s basketball picked up a Class of 2022 commitment.
Maryland women's basketball has picked up a commitment from Class of 2022 guard Ava Sciolla.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 16, 2020
Sciolla was third-team All-State in Pennsylvania's 6A classification last season as a sophomore. She averaged 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. https://t.co/yYTVD6otAa
Former Terp Jalen Smith showed some bounce for the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night.
The two professional lacrosse leagues are merging, and there will be plenty of Terps to go around.