Kenny Tate, Three More Terps Get Extra Year of Eligibility

December 16, 2011 | WNST Staff

Cheeseboro, Robinson, Ross and Tate earn medical hardship waivers

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland was notified Friday by the Atlantic Coast Conference office that wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro, defensive back Matt Robinson, defensive lineman Isaiah Ross and linebacker Kenny Tate were approved for medical hardship waivers.

“It was great news to hear that each of them gained another year,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “We’re looking forward to having all four of these young men healthy for 2012.”

Cheeseboro, who played in three games on special teams in 2011, will have four years of eligibility remaining, while Robinson started the first three games at safety before suffering a season-ending injury. He will have three years left to play.

Ross, a starting defensive end, was injured in the opening game vs. Miami and will be a redshirt junior next season.

Tate was in his senior season (did not redshirt during his career) before missing the final eight games of the year. A 2010 first team All-ACC pick, Tate averaged 8.8 tackles in his four starts at the Star position.

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