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MM 3.11: Former Maryland running back Jake Funk shines during pro day

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

Photo by Maddie Kyler / Maryland Athletics

Maryland football held its pro day yesterday with former running back Jake Funk looking to impress some NFL teams.

Although the media wasn’t able to attend, Funk shared his stats from the day. Funk said he was told he ran between a 4.43-4.48 second 40-yard dash. He also had a 38-inch vertical jump, which is higher than the likes of Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry and Christian McCaffrey. Additionally, he recorded a 10-foot, 2-inch board jump and had 22 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.

In Funk’s four-game senior year, he led the Big Ten with 129 rushing yards per game to go along with 8.6 yards per carry. He also added three rushing touchdowns and one receiving score in his final campaign.

“NFL teams are going to get a hard-working kid,” Funk said. “They are going to get somebody who is going to give it everything he has at all times, somebody who understands how to compete and what it’s like to take advantage of every opportunity they get, because I’ve had to do that my whole life.”

Funk is hoping to hear his name called in the 2021 NFL Draft held from April 29 to May 1, but his stock will likely be lowered due to injury concerns after tearing his ACL twice in as many years.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball faces off against Michigan State today at 11:30 a.m. in the Big Ten tournament, Wes previews the matchup here.

Maryland women’s basketball also plays in the Big Ten tournament today, playing Nebraska at 11 a.m. Dylan previews the matchup here.

Maryland men’s soccer looks to get its second win of the year in today’s matinee matchup against Michigan.

Lila shared updates from the Terps’ presser before the Big Ten tournament.

*** The NCAA recommended/asked teams that had a chance to make the Field of 64 to stay in Indianapolis if they played their conference tournament there. This was simply Turgeon confirming that the team was planning to adhere to that.

Maryland women’s basketball is already getting to work in Indianapolis.

Maryland baseball pitcher Jason Savacool was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Maryland baseball announced its starting pitching rotation for this weekend’s slate of games.

Maryland men’s lacrosse released the second half of its schedule.

Former Maryland defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was released by the Buffalo Bills.

Maryland women’s lacrosse is preparing to face off against Johns Hopkins on Saturday.