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WR Leak returns to Maryland with renewed confidence and energy

Posted on 09 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Wide receiver Marcus Leak has quietly made an impression on Maryland’s coaching staff. With a newfound appreciation and love for the game, Leak has been a consistent target this spring, recording numerous receptions and establishing himself as a reliable target for quarterback C.J. Brown.

“Marcus has done a great job since coming back here,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “You definitely see a more mature young man both on and off the field. If he continues to keep working hard and doing the things he’s supposed to, he is going to be fine.”

Leak missed the 2013 season after taking a leave of absence from the university, but reenrolled in classes this winter with a new appreciation for the game, the support staff and the university. While on leave, Leak took the opportunity to continue working on his game while strengthening his bond with head coach Randy Edsall. The two spoke multiple times a week leading to an even stronger connection between the two since Leak’s return.

“Coach has really helped me keep my head together. He really helped keep my spirits and motivation up,” Leak said. “You can’t be productive as a team if you have a coach that people don’t want to play for, but that’s not the case, Coach Edsall does a great job talking to all of his players.“

Through seven games during the 2012 season, Leak was second on the team in receptions with 23 for 393 yards. He added two touchdown receptions as well as some special teams work before missing the final five games due to injury.

Leak’s return has added even more depth and skill to the already talented wide receiving corps. The unit has also seen fellow receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long return to practice after injuries cut their 2013 season short.

“As a team, we’ve made a lot of progress this spring,” Leak said. “We are just trying to go hard everyday, and push each other to the limit. It’s exciting to be back.”

Leak and his teammates will have the chance to showcase their talents in front of the Maryland faithful at the annual Red-White spring game this Friday at 7 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Admission is free for all fans and will include a postgame autograph signing and firework show.

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Edsall says WR Leak dealing with hamstring issue in Spring practice

Posted on 01 March 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

On today’s practice:

“The thing that I was really pleased with today was I thought the communication was very, very good on both sides of the ball in terms of calling things out and doing all the stuff that we were asking them to do. I thought they did a great job. That was impressive for me today.”

 

On Wes brown and the overall team effort during practice:

“He lost some weight and you can see, starting to get back into the swing of things. I thought overall, the communication was good. I wasn’t really pleased with some of the things, tag off, we need guys [to] get down and bend a little bit more. Technically, we’ll get better. I thought overall the effort and enthusiasm was pretty good.”

 

On Evan Mulrooney working at guard:

“I think the thing is it’s different than playing center. It’s just a matter of the footwork and the technique that he’s got to get down. He’s smart enough to pick everything up. Again, I thought they communicated well. I thought that was the big thing and a lot of energy out there today.”

 

On Matt Robinson:

“It’s good because Matt is a leader here on our football team. He’s smart, he’s experienced. That will help us come together even more as a defense. To be able to have him out here now a whole spring like this, to have that leadership and to have that knowledge on the field is going to help everybody.”

 

On Will Likely:

“I think what Will will do, he’ll get better in terms of knowing what he’s got to do and putting himself in the right situations. Today I saw him a couple times taking some of the younger guys and talking to them and teaching them about technique and things that they were doing wrong. I think what will happen now is Will will become more of a leader for us now having that year under his belt and doing the things that he’s done.  Just for him to take his game into another level after this spring.”

 

On the play of the quarterbacks:

“You can see that C.J. [Brown] feels comfortable in the system. I thought Caleb [Rowe] did some good things today. Shane [Cockerille] is a guy that just has to get everything down. He’s a little bit of a wild horse right now, but again, it will come for him. Perry [Hills] I thought did some good things today. That’s the other thing, this is the first time in the spring we’ve had quarterbacks to really work with. Again, good competition makes guys better, makes things go a lot smoother. There were a lot of expectations on those guys because they’ve all played, they all know the system. We’re not going to expect some mistakes out of those guys that maybe sometimes they’ll make. They’ve got to hold themselves to a higher standard because of the experience and the reps that they’ve had in this system.”

 

On communication before the snap:

“I’m looking more today for the communication and the talking that takes place before the snap. That was the thing I thought everybody did a pretty good job. Again, there were guys that made plays, guys that didn’t make plays. Overall, I was pleased. It’s good to be back out here. The guys are hungry and excited. Now we just have to keep building on it again tomorrow.”

 

On new assistant coaches Chad Wilt, Greg Studrawa and Keenan McCardell:

“I think they’re all exactly what I thought in terms of the kind of teachers [they are]. They all bring energy and enthusiasm out here and [they are] very sound, fundamental coaches with great knowledge of what it takes to win at this level. I thought it was fun to watch those guys out here teaching today.”

 

On wide receiver Marcus Leak:

“Marcus really didn’t do much today. He’s got a tight hamstring. He started off a little bit and then they put him over with the injured guys. Hopefully that will come around, but he’s experiencing a little bit of a tight hamstring right now where he really didn’t do too much today.”

 

On team improvements:

“I think the biggest thing is we just have to get better. We have to get better fundamentally; we have to get better with our technique and everybody understanding what they have to do in order to improve. You can run any scheme you want to run, but if you don’t get it done fundamentally and if you don’t use good technique, the schemes don’t mean anything. And to me, that’s the biggest thing that we’ve got to continue to work on and to develop our players so they can become better.”

– Maryland –

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Maryland set to add WR Leak back to roster

Posted on 19 December 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland head coach Randy Edsall announced on Thursday that offensive lineman Larry Mazyck signed a national letter of intent and wide receiver Marcus Leak has re-enrolled at the university.

The 6-foot-7, 340-pound Mazyck played last season at Iowa Western Community College, where he helped the Reivers to a No. 2 ranking in the final NJCAA poll and their second consecutive Midwest Football Conference (MFC) title. Mazyck earned NJCAA first team All-America honors and first team MFC honors.

Mazyck is from Washington, D.C., and attended Friendship Collegiate Academy.

Leak withdrew from the university this past summer to return home to North Carolina for personal reasons. In 2012, Leak caught 23 passes for 393 yards and two touchdowns, and averaged 17.1 yards per catch despite missing the final five games of the season with an injury.

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Maryland WR Leak withdraws from school, plans to return

Posted on 30 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland Terrapins WR Marcus Leak released a statement Thursday saying he would be leaving the school for personal reasons but intends to return after the 2013 football season.

“I would like to thank Coach (Randy) Edsall, my teammates and the rest of the Maryland football program for their continued support as I work through these personal matters. It is my intention to return to College Park in January. I look forward to rejoining my teammates and continuing my education at the University of Maryland.”

The reasons for Leak’s withdrawal are not currently known. Leak played in just seven games in 2012 before missing the rest of the season with a toe injury. In his seven games, Leak hauled in 23 catches for 393 yards and two TD’s.

Dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate Stefon Diggs (sophomore) is expected to be the Terps’ top receiver in 2013. Iowa Western transfer Deon Long (junior), a former New Mexico player, will be expected to shoulder more of a load as well in Leak’s absence. Sophomores Nigel King and Tyrek Cheeseboro (Milford Mill) will also be expected to more up on the receiver depth chart.

If Leak does return to College Park after the season, he would have two years of eligibility remaining.

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Terps WR Boykins out again Saturday, likely out for season

Posted on 01 November 2012 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

vs. Georgia Tech

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
QB Devin Burns Foot Out for the season
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out for the season
QB Perry Hills Knee Out for the season
WR Marcus Leak Toe Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
QB Caleb Rowe Knee Out for the season
WR Kerry Boykins Hip/Groin Out
OL Bennett Fulper Foot Questionable
DL Justin Anderson Ankle Probable
OL De’Onte Arnett Ankle Probable
RB Wes Brown Shoulder Probable
TE Devonte Campbell Knee Probable
OL Sal Conaboy Ankle Probable
DB Sean Davis Hip Probable
WR Kevin Dorsey Knee Probable
LB Cole Farrand Wrist Probable
DL A.J. Francis Shoulder Probable
OL Justin Gilbert Knee Probable
OL Nick Klemm Knee Probable
DB Matt Robinson Hip Probable
TE Ryan Schlothauer Knee Probable
TE David Stinebaugh Back Probable
LB Kenneth Tate Knee Probable
LB Alex Twine Neck Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable

Filed: 11/1/12

 

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28 Terps on BC game injury report

Posted on 25 October 2012 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

at Boston College

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
QB Devin Burns Foot Out for the season
QB Perry Hills Knee Out for the season
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out for the season
WR Marcus Leak Toe Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
WR Kerry Boykins Hip/Groin Out
OL Bennett Fulper Foot Out
TE David Stinebaugh Back Out
DL Justin Anderson Ankle Questionable
DB Matt Robinson Groin Questionable
OL De’Onte Arnett Ankle Probable
RB Wes Brown Shoulder Probable
OL Sal Conaboy Ankle Probable
DB Sean Davis Hip Probable
WR Stefon Diggs Thigh Probable
LB Darin Drakeford Abdomin Probable
DL A.J. Francis Shoulder Probable
OL Justin Gilbert Knee Probable
LB Demetrius Hartsfield Ankle Probable
DL Darius Kilgo Ankle Probable
WR Nigel King Foot Probable
OL Nick Klemm Knee Probable
TE Ryan Schlothauer Knee Probable
RB Albert Reid Shoulder Probable
LB Kenneth Tate Knee Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable
OL Andrew Zeller Knee Probable

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Maryland QB Burns, WR Leak out for season

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Maryland QB Burns, WR Leak out for season

Posted on 25 October 2012 by WNST Staff

QB Devin Burns and WR Marcus Leak Out for the Season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall on Thursday announced that quarterback Devin Burns (Lisfranc) and wide receiver Marcus Leak (fractured toe) will be out for the season.

 

“Obviously this is something that is very tough on both of these guys and our team,” Edsall said. “I feel for both Devin and Marcus because I know they want to be out there competing. Both have been team-first guys who have done everything we have asked, and we will be here to support them as they begin the rehab process.”

 

Burns, a sophomore, switched positions from wide receiver to quarterback after C.J. Brown was injured during the preseason. On the season, Burns saw action in three games. His most extensive playing time came when he took over for an injured Perry Hills vs. North Carolina State, rushing for 50 yards and one touchdown. He also completed three of four passes for 47 yards and helped lead the Terps on three second-half scoring drives.

 

Leak has played in all seven games during his sophomore season. He ranks second on the team in receptions (23), receiving yards (393) and touchdown receptions (two). He turned in his best performance of the season vs. North Carolina State, setting a career-high with 94 yards on four receptions, including a career-long 47-yard reception from Hills.

 

– Terps –

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