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Terps CB Hendy honored by ACC

Posted on 23 September 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – One day after being named The Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, Maryland junior defensive back A.J. Hendy earned Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week honors, the league announced on Monday.

The native of Bowie, Md., recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 28 yards for Maryland’s second touchdown in the Terps’ 37-0 victory over West Virginia on Satuday.

Hendy spearheaded a defensive effort that held West Virginia scoreless for the first time since 2001 and the Terps’ first shutout of the Mountaineers since defeating them 33-0 on Sept. 18, 1999. Hendy and the Maryland defense held WVU to 175 yards of total offense and forced six turnovers.

For Hendy, the interception was the second of his career. His previous interception was also returned for a touchdown, 32 yards against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011.

It is the third consecutive week a Maryland player has been honored by the ACC. Following Maryland’s 47-10 win over Old Dominion, Stefon Diggs was named ACC Receiver of the Week, while Dexter McDougle and Marcus Whitfield earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors and ACC Linebacker of the Week honors, respectively, after the Terps defeated Connecticut.

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Maryland CB Hendy earns national defensive award

Posted on 22 September 2013 by WNST Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – University of Maryland junior defensive back A.J. Hendy has been named The Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week as announced by The Walter Camp Football Foundation on Sunday.

On Saturday against West Virginia, Hendy recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 26 yards for Maryland’s second touchdown of the game as the Terps defeated the Mountaineers, 37-0. The interception is Hendy’s second of his career. Both of his interceptions have been returned for touchdowns. Against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011, Hendy intercepted his first career pass and returned it 32 yards for a score.

Hendy and the Maryland defense forced six West Virginia turnovers on Sunday and held the Mountaineers to 175 yards of total offense. It is the first shutout for the Terps since blanking Wake Forest on Oct. 18, 2008 (26-0), and its first shutout of West Virginia since defeating the Mountaineers 33-0 on Sept. 18, 1999.

Hendy is the first Maryland player to win Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors.

Maryland travels to Tallahassee to face No. 8 Florida State on Oct. 5 in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

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Terps record first shutout since 2008 in win

Posted on 21 September 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

 

Kicking It Off: The Terps improved to 4-0 on the season with a 37-0 win over West Virginia. The Mountaineers fell to 2-2. The 37-point margin of victory for Maryland is the second largest for the Terps in the series. The Terps defeated WVU by 47 points (54-7) on Nov. 24, 1951.

Shutout: Maryland’s 37-0 win over WVU is its first shutout since the Terps held Wake Forest scoreless on Oct. 18, 2008. Maryland won the game 26-0. It is Maryland’s first shutout of the Mountaineers since defeating West Virginia 33-0 on Sept. 18, 1999.

Stiff Defense: Maryland held West Virginia to 175 yards of total offense. It is the second time this season Maryland has held an opponent under 200 yards of total offense. The Terrapin defense held FIU to 171 yards in the season opener (Aug. 31).

Homecoming: Tight end Dave Stinebaugh, a native of Baltimore, got the Terps on the board first. The senior adjusted to a tipped C.J. Brown pass and hauled it in for his first career touchdown reception to put Maryland up 7-0 in the first quarter. The six-yard touchdown reception capped a three-play, 24-yard drive that began after West Virginia muffed a punt.

Big Totals: Through four weeks this season, Maryland has totaled 30 or more points in all four games. The last time the Terps scored 30 or points in four or more consecutive games came in 2002. Maryland topped 30 points in six consecutive games starting with Eastern Michigan (45, 9/21/02) and ending at North Carolina (59, 11/2/02).

Hendy to the House: Defensive back A.J. Hendy put Maryland up 14-0 a minute later. The junior jumped a Ford Childress pass and returned the interception 28 yards for a touchdown. It was Hendy’s second career interception, both of which have been returned for scores. Hendy notched his first career pick against NC State on Nov. 26, 2011, returning an interception 32 yards for six points.

It is the second consecutive week the Terrapin defense has returned an interception for a touchdown. At Connecticut last week, defensive back Dexter McDougle returned an interception 49 yards for a score.

Plenty of Leg: Place kicker Brad Craddock connected on his eighth field goal of the season to put Maryland up 17-0. Craddock tied his career long by drilling a 52 yarder early in the second quarter. The sophomore also converted a 52-yard field goal against Wake Forest on Oct. 6, 2012. On the season, Craddock is 10-for-11 on field goals and entered the contest ranked third in the ACC in scoring averaging 11.3 points per game.

Craddock also connected on field goals from 30 and 36 yards to tie his single-game career-high of three. He hit three fields last Saturday at Connecticut.

Defensive Notes: Maryland forced West Virginia into six turnovers (4 FF, 2 INT). That is the most turnovers created by the Terps since Maryland turned Georgia Tech over six times on Oct. 11, 2001 … Maryland forced three Yellow Jacket fumbles and three interceptions … defensive back A.J. Hendy finished with an interception, which was returned for a 28-yard touchdown, and recovered two fumbles … linebacker L.A. Goree led the Terps with nine tackles, five solo … defensive lineman Roman Braglio had one sack and defensive lineman Darius Kilgo added one as well.

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Hendy, Davis competing for safety job in Maryland camp

Posted on 14 August 2013 by WNST Staff

The Maryland football team took to the practice field for the 10th time this preseason on Tuesday afternoon at the on-campus practice facility as the squad continues to prepare for its Aug. 31 season opener against Florida International at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Joining the Terps for the afternoon session were four families with the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides personalized programs for critically ill children and family members. The families enjoyed a fun-filled day at practice, which included a meet and greet with the players and head coach Randy Edsall immediately after practice. The families then joined the team for dinner at the Gossett Team House.

After scrimmaging on Saturday and enjoying a day off on Sunday, the Terps opened practice with some individual work before drilling the two-minute offense. The squad closed practice with team activities giving coach Edsall and the staff an opportunity to evaluate the competition for the No. 2 quarterback spot.

“I want to see Ricardo [Young], Perry [Hills], and Caleb [Rowe] because I have no idea right now who our number two QB is because no one has really separated themselves,” said Edsall. “So I thought it would be a good day today to get those guys involved with the first unit and evaluate them because within the next day or two we have to move forward.

“I’ve got to make a decision on who the number two is so I can get him all the reps that we got to get him to be prepared to play in a game so that’s why I did what I did today. C.J. [Brown], I know what  he can do, but I have to find out who the number two guy is and get this thing widdled down and get that guy ready to play and get the third guy some work because we just can’t give five guys work moving forward.”

While the competition for the second spot on the depth chart at quarterback drew most of the attention, the competition between A.J. Hendy and Sean Davis at safety is just as compelling.

“A.J. and Sean [Davis] are still switching, so nobody has established themselves as the starter there yet,” said Edsall. “We still have that competition going from A.J. and Sean, it just so happened that today was A.J.’s day to work with the ones. Again, that’s something that we’ll continue to evaluate. We know both of them are going to have to play for us in the different packages that we use. That one will probably go down to game week, and we’ll see if someone separates themselves. We still have a couple more scrimmages where we can evaluate those guys.”

The Terps will have two-a-day practices on Wednesday and Friday with an afternoon practice on Thursday leading up to Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday. Saturday’s scrimmage, which is open to the public, is set for 1:30 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

-Maryland-

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Terps Ferrara, Boykins will miss West Virginia game

Posted on 20 September 2012 by WNST Staff

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
DL Keith Bowers Calf Out
WR Kerry Boykins Hamstring Out
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out
QB Dustin Dailey Ankle Questionable
DB A.J. Hendy Ankle Probable
LB Kenny Tate Knee Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable

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