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MM 9.18: Offensive lineman Johnny Jordan opts back in for Maryland football season

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 12 Maryland at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Football offensive lineman Johnny Jordan will play for Maryland this fall after opting back in Thursday, a team spokesperson confirmed to Testudo Times.

The Terps’ starting center in 2019 brings much needed help and experience to an offensive line that will be protecting a young quarterback this fall.

Jordan announced back in August that he would not play the 2020 season, joining quarterback Josh Jackson, cornerback Vincent Flythe, defensive tackle Jalen Alexander, offensive guard Austin Fontaine and linebacker TJ Kautai in the opt-out.

The senior is Maryland’s sole remaining interior lineman, with right tackle Marcus Minor and left tackle Jaelyn Duncan returning to play alongside him The team’s quarterback situation remains between redshirt freshman Lance LeGendre and transfer Taulia Tagovailoa, both of whom will benefit from Jordan’s veteran presence.

In other news

Maryland football is getting hype for the season to get started in October.

A Maryland basketball throwback featured Greivis Vasquez and Terp nation.

This week’s Throwback Thursday highlighted Alyssa Thomas’ stellar performance against the Blue Devils back in 2012.

Thomas also performed well for the Connecticut Sun Thursday night, helping them advance in the WNBA Playoffs.

Former Maryland women’s lacrosse star Zoe Stukenberg was named the Howard County Player of the Decade on Thursday.

Eight former Terps were named to the Howard County All-Decade Team as well.

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe has been on a tear in his last seven games.