List of Maryland Terrapins football honorees

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Since the Maryland Terrapins football team was founded in 1892, scores of its players have been named All-Americans, received national awards, and been inducted into various halls of fame. Maryland football 1914.jpg
Since the Maryland Terrapins football team was founded in 1892, scores of its players have been named All-Americans, received national awards, and been inducted into various halls of fame.

The Maryland Terrapins football team was founded in 1892 to represent the University of Maryland in intercollegiate competition and has participated in the sport all but one season since its inception. [1] Over the course of the team's history, the Terrapins' performance has run the gamut from national championships to winless seasons. [2] [3]

Maryland Terrapins football football team of the University of Maryland

The Maryland Terrapins football team represents the University of Maryland, College Park in the sport of American football. The Terrapins compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins joined the Big Ten Conference on July 1, 2014, following 62 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference as a founding member. Mike Locksley is the head coach.

University of Maryland, College Park public research university in the city of College Park in Prince Georges County, Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, and is the largest university in both the state and the Washington metropolitan area, with more than 41,000 students representing all fifty states and 123 countries, and a global alumni network of over 360,000. Its twelve schools and colleges together offer over 200 degree-granting programs, including 92 undergraduate majors, 107 master's programs, and 83 doctoral programs. UMD is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

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During periods of both ascendancy and mediocrity, individual Maryland players of exceptional ability have received various accolades. In total, Terrapins have been named to an All-America team 58 times, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference team 196 times, an All-Big Ten Conference team 7 times, and an All-Southern Conference team 14 times. Of the All-America selections, twenty-three players received first-team honors a total of twenty-eight times. Eleven players were named consensus first-team All-Americans a total of twelve times, and five players were named first-team All-Americans by unanimous consensus.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original use of the term All-America seems to have been to the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and published in This Week's Sports in association with football pioneer Walter Camp. Camp took over the responsibility for picking the All-America team and was recognized as the official selector in the early years of the 20th century.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

Big Ten Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Big Ten Conference is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States, based in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Despite its name, the conference consists of 14 members. They compete in the NCAA Division I; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, the highest level of NCAA competition in that sport. The conference includes the flagship public university in each of 11 states stretching from New Jersey to Nebraska, as well as two additional public land grant schools and a private university.

Terrapins have won several nationally recognized individual awards, including the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Dick Butkus Award, the Lombardi Award, and the Outland Trophy, each of which recognizes the best player at a particular position in a given season. The College Football Hall of Fame has inducted six former Maryland players, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame has enshrined two. Four former Maryland head coaches have also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted sixty-two former football lettermen and two former head coaches who were not alumni.

The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented annually to the defensive player in college football as judged by the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. The award is named for Chuck Bednarik, a former college and professional American football player. Voters for the Maxwell College Awards are NCAA head college football coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club, and sportswriters and sportscasters from across the country. The Maxwell Club is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the presentations are held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Club members are given voting privileges for the award.

Lombardi Award

The Lombardi Award is awarded by the Lombardi Foundation annually to the best college football player, regardless of position, based on performance, as well as leadership, character, and resiliency. From 1970 until 2016 the award was presented by Rotary International specifically to a lineman or linebacker. The Lombardi Award program was approved by the Rotary International club in Houston in 1970 shortly after the death of famed National Football League coach Vince Lombardi. The committee outlined the criteria for eligibility for the award, which remained in place until 2016: A player should be a down lineman on either offense or defense or a linebacker who lines up no further than five yards deep from the ball.

The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition. In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious.

All-Americans

Each year, numerous publications and organizations release lists of All-America teams, hypothetical rosters of players considered the best in the nation at their respective positions. [4] Some selecting organizations choose more than one roster of All-Americans, in which case they use the terms "first team", "second team", and "third team" as appropriate. [5] Some selectors also award honorable mentions to outstanding players who did not make any of their teams. [6]

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a college sports governing body, uses officially recognized All-America selectors to determine the "consensus" selections. These are based on a point system in which a player is awarded three points for every selector that names him to the first team, two points for the second team, and one point for the third team. The individual who receives the most points at his position is called a consensus All-American. [7] Over time, the sources used to determine the consensus selections have changed, [8] and since 2002, the NCAA has used these five selectors to determine consensus All-Americans: the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), The Sporting News (TSN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). [9]

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The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) is an association of over 11,000 American football coaches and staff on all levels. According to its constitution, some of the main goals of the American Football Coaches Association are to "maintain the highest possible standards in football and the profession of coaching football," and to "provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football and coaching." The AFCA, along with USA Today, is responsible for the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Coaches Poll. The AFCA is also responsible for the Top 25 poll for Division II and Division III football.

In 1923, end Bill Supplee was selected to the Associated Press second team, which made him the first Maryland player to be named an All-American. [10] Guard Bob Ward became the first Terrapin named to a first team when he received that honor from AP and the Football Writers Association of America in 1950. The following year, Ward became Maryland's first consensus All-American when he was unanimously chosen by every NCAA-recognized selector. Five other Terrapins have earned consensus All-America honors: Jack Scarbath in 1952, Stan Jones in 1953, Bob Pellegrini in 1955, Randy White in 1974, and linebacker E. J. Henderson in 2001. Henderson was also named a consensus All-American in 2002, which made him the first, and thus far only, Maryland player to receive the honor twice. [11]

Bill Supplee American hurdler

William C. "Zuke" Supplee was an American educator and college athlete. He attended the University of Maryland where he played college football and basketball for the Maryland Terrapins, and competed in track & field. In 1923, he received second-team All-America football honors, which made him the first Maryland player honored as such.

Bob Ward (American football) American football player and coach

Robert Richard Ward was an American football coach and player. He played college football for the Terrapins at the University of Maryland. He is considered, alongside Randy White, as one of the greatest linemen to have ever played for Maryland. Ward is the only player to have been named an Associated Press first-team All-American for both an offensive and defensive position.

Jack Scarbath American football player

John Carl Scarbath is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Key

     First-team selection *

     Second-team selection 

     Third-team selection 

For a guide to the abbreviations used, see the glossary.
YearPlayerPositionFirst teamSecond teamThird teamRemarks
1923 Bill Supplee EAP
1928 Gerald Snyder FBAP
1949 Ray Krouse TAP
1950 Bob Ward*GAP, FWAAUPI
1951Bob Ward*GAFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, TSN, UPI, WCFFunanimous
1951 Dick Modzelewski TAP
1951 Ed Modzelewski FBAP, UPI
1952Dick Modzelewski*TAP, INS, TSN, UPI, WCFFconsensus
1952 Jack Scarbath*QBAP, INS, Look , [12] TSN, UPI, WCFFunanimous
1952 Tom Cosgrove CINS, NEA
1953 Bernie Faloney*QBINS, TSNAP, UPI
1953 Stan Jones*TAP, INS, TSN, UPIunanimous
1953 Chet Hanulak RBINS
1954 Bill Walker EAP
1955 Bob Pellegrini*CAP, INS, TSN, UPI, WCFFunanimous
1955 Mike Sandusky*TTSNUPI
1955 Ed Vereb RBINS
1955Bill WalkerEUPI
1956Mike Sandusky*TCSW
1961 Gary Collins*EAFCA, FWAA, WCFFAP, UPIconsensus
1973Paul Vellano*GAFCAUPI
1973 Randy White*DTAP
1974 Steve Mike-Mayer*KTSN, Time
1974Randy White*DTAFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, Time, TSN, UPIunanimous
1974Louis CarterHBFN
1976 Joe Campbell*DTAFCA, TSN, FWAAAP, UPIFNconsensus
1978Steve AtkinsRBFN
1978Charles JohnsonDLFN
1979 Dale Castro*KFWAA, TSN, UPI, WCFFFNconsensus
1983 Boomer Esiason QBTSN
1983 Ron Solt OGTSN
1984 Kevin Glover*CTSN
1984 Eric Wilson*LBFNAP
1985 J. D. Maarleveld*OTAFCA, UPITSNconsensus
1985Al CovingtonDBFN
1987 Ferrell Edmunds TEAP
1994Steve IngramOTFN
1999 LaMont Jordan RBFNTSN
1999 Lewis Sanders DBTSN
2001 E. J. Henderson*LBAP, CBS, CNN, FN, FWAA, TSN, WCFFconsensus
2001Daryl Whitmer*CESPN
2001 Brooks Barnard PFNCBS
2001 Melvin Fowler CFN
2002E. J. Henderson*LBAFCA, AP, CBS, CFN, CNN, ESPN, FWAA, WCFFTSNconsensus
2002Todd Wike*CESPNCFN
2002 Steve Suter RSCNN, TSN
2002 Madieu Williams DBTSN
2002Matt CrawfordOTTSN
2003 Randy Starks DTTSN
2003C. J. BrooksOGCFN
2004D'Qwell Jackson*LBCFN
2004 Domonique Foxworth DBTSN
2005 Vernon Davis*TEAFCA, AP, CFNCNN
2005 D'Qwell Jackson*LBAFCA, AP, CFNCNN, TSN
2007 Andrew Crummey OGTSNAP
2014 Brad Craddock* [13] [14] KFWAAAP, WCFF
2015 William Likely* [15] [16] RSFWAAUSAT
2018Tre Watson [16] LBFWAA
References:; [11] [17] Key:      * First team;      Second team;      Third team. For expansions of abbreviations see the glossary.

All-conference honorees

Shawne Merriman was a 2004 first-team All-ACC defensive end. Shawne Merriman 2006-10-01.jpg
Shawne Merriman was a 2004 first-team All-ACC defensive end.

Just as the media recognizes the nation's best players with All-America lists, individual athletic conferences honor their best players with "all-conference" selections. In 1921, Maryland joined the Southern Conference (SoCon). Thirteen years later, Norwood Sothoron became the first Terrapin named to an All-Southern Conference team. Maryland was a member of the league from 1921 to 1952, and twelve Terrapins received All-Southern Conference honors a total of fourteen times. [18]

Quarterback Shaun Hill led the record-setting 2001 team. Shaun Hill pass.jpg
Quarterback Shaun Hill led the record-setting 2001 team.

After the 1952 season, Maryland and six other schools left the Southern Conference to form the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). [19] The following year, the conference honored its inaugural season's best players with an All-ACC team. In that initial class, five Terrapins were selected to the first team and two to the second team. From 1953 to 2013, Maryland players received first-team All-ACC honors a total of 134 times. Terrapins were named to All-ACC second or third teams an additional 62 times, although those teams were not published continuously and there was not always a third team. [20] [21] Since Maryland moved to the Big Ten Conference in 2014, [22] five Terrapins have been named to All-Big Ten first teams, and two have earned second-team honors.

When the NCAA abolished the one-platoon system in 1965, [23] [24] the ACC began naming separate all-conference offensive and defensive teams. In 1974, Maryland won its first ACC championship since 1955, and a school record six Terrapins were named to the conference's first team. Maryland secured the title again in 1975 and 1976, and surpassed the previous mark when seven Terrapins were named first-team All-ACC for each of those seasons. [20] [21] The 2001 squad set a new benchmark when eight players made the first team, and the 2002 Terrapins equaled that feat. [20]

In 2003, the Atlantic Coast Conference published the "ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team", a list of the league's fifty best players from its first half-century as chosen by a 120-member committee. [25] Four former Terrapins were included on the list: Boomer Esiason, a Maryland quarterback from 1981 to 1983; Stan Jones, a tackle from 1951 to 1953; Bob Pellegrini, a guard from 1953 to 1955; and Randy White, a defensive tackle from 1972 to 1974. [26]

Key

     First-team selection *

     Second-team selection 

     Third-team selection 

For a guide to the abbreviations used, see the glossary.
YearPlayerPosition
1953John Bowersox*G
1953 Bernie Faloney*B
1953 Chet Hanulak*B
1953 Stan Jones*T
1953 Ralph Felton DB
1953 Bob Morgan DT
1953 Bill Walker E
1954 Dick Bielski*B
1954Bill Walker*E
1954 Ron Waller*B
1954John IrvineC
1954 Bob Pellegrini G
1955Jack Davis*G
1955Bob Pellegrini*C
1955 Mike Sandusky*T
1955 Ed Vereb*B
1955Russell DennisE
1955Frank TamburelloB
1955Bill WalkerE
1956Jack Davis*G
1956Mike Sandusky*T
1957 Rodney Breedlove*G
1957 Ed Cooke*E
1957 Gene Alderton C
1958Rodney BreedloveG
1958Fred ColeT
1959Tom GundermanG
1959Jim JoyceB
1960 Gary Collins*E
1961Gary Collins*E
1961Bob Hacker*C
1961 Bill Kirchiro G
1961Roger ShoalsT
1962Tom Brown*B
1962Walter Rock*G
1962 Dick Shiner*B
1963Dick ShinerB
1964 Jerry Fishman*G
1964Olaf DrozdovT
1964Thom HickeyB
1965Bob Sullivan*B
1966 Dick Absher*E
1969Ralph Sonntag*T
1970Guy Roberts*E
1971Dan Bungori*E
1972Bob Smith*DB
1972Paul Vellano*LB
1973Louis Carter*RB
1973Bob Smith*DB
1973Paul Vellano*DL
1973 Randy White*DL
1974Louis Carter*RB
1974 Steve Mike-Mayer*K
1974Stan Rogers*T
1974Bob Smith*DB
1974Harry Walters*LB
1974Randy White*DL
1975Kevin Benson*LB
1975Jim Brechbiel*DB
1975 Joe Campbell*DL
1975Paul Divito*DL
1975LeRoy Hughes*LB
1975Marion Koprowski*T
1975Mike Sochko*K
1976 Joe Campbell*DL
1976Brad Carr*LB
1976 Ed Fulton*G
1976 Mark Manges*QB
YearPlayerPosition
1976Ken Roy*DB
1976Tom Schick*T
1976Larry Seder*DL
1977Ted Klaube*DL
1978Steve Atkins*RB
1978 Lloyd Burruss*DB
1978Charles Johnson*DL
1978Bruce Palmer*DL
1979 Dale Castro*K
1979Larry Stewart*T
1979Charlie Wysocki*RB
1980Lloyd Burruss*DB
1980Marlin Van Horn*DL
1980Charlie Wysocki*RB
1982 Jess Atkinson*K
1982 Mark Duda*DL
1982Dave Pacella*T
1983Clarence Baldwin*DB
1983Pete Koch*DL
1983 Ron Solt*G
1983 Eric Wilson*LB
1984Al Covington*DB
1984 Kevin Glover*C
1984Greg Hill*WR
1984Bruce Mesner*DL
1984Eric Wilson*LB
1985Al Covington*DB
1985Keeta Covington*DB
1985Chuck Faucette*LB
1985Len Lynch*G
1985 J. D. Maarleveld*T
1986Keeta CovingtonDB
1985Bruce Mesner*DL
1986Chuck Faucette*LB
1986Bruce Mesner*DL
1987 Ferrell Edmunds*E
1987 Kevin Walker*LB
1988Dan Plocki*K
1988Warren Powers*DL
1989 Larry Webster DT
1990Barry Johnson*WR
1991Mitch Suplee*C
1991 Dan DeArmas K
1991 Frank Wycheck TE
1991Mike JarmolowichLB
1991Mike WebsterDL
1992Marcus Badgett*WR
1992Mike JarmolowichLB
1993 Scott Milanovich*P
1993 Jermaine Lewis WR
1993Steve IngramOT
1993Scott MilanovichQB
1994Steve Ingram*T
1994Scott MilanovichQB
1994 Geroy Simon WR
1995Jermaine Lewis*WR
1995Andreal JohnsonDB
1995 Eric Ogbogu LB
1998 Eric Barton*LB
1998 LaMont Jordan RB
1999 Delbert Cowsette*OT
1999 LaMont Jordan*RB
1999 Lewis Sanders*CB
1999Brad MessinaOL
1999 John Waerig TE
1999Jamie WuOL
2000LaMont Jordan*RB
2000 Kris Jenkins DL
YearPlayerPosition
2001 Brooks Barnard*P
2001 Melvin Fowler*OC
2001 E. J. Henderson*LB
2001Tony Jackson*DB
2001Tony Okanlawon*DB
2001 Bruce Perry*RB
2001Daryl Whitmer*WR
2001Todd Wike*OG
2001Matt CrawfordOT
2001 Guilian Gary WR
2001 Shaun Hill QB
2002Brooks Barnard*P
2002Matt Crawford*OT
2002Chris Downs*RB
2002 Domonique Foxworth*DB
2002E. J. Henderson*LB
2002 Nick Novak*K
2002 Steve Suter*RS
2002Todd Wike*C
2002Lamar BryantOG
2002 Randy Starks DL
2002 Madieu Williams DB
2003Nick Novak*K
2003Randy Starks*DL
2003Steve Suter*RS
2003C. J. Brooks*G
2003 Jeff Dugan TE
2003Kevin EliDL
2003Domonique FoxworthDB
2003 D'Qwell Jackson LB
2003 Adam Podlesh P
2003Madieu WilliamsDB
2004C. J. Brooks*G
2004Domonique Foxworth*DB
2004D'Qwell Jackson*LB
2004 Shawne Merriman*DL
2004Adam PodleshP
2005 Vernon Davis*TE
2005D'Qwell Jackson*LB
2005 Lance Ball RB
2005Adam PodleshP
2006 Andrew Crummey OL
2006 Erin Henderson LB
2006 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR
2006Adam PodleshP
2007Erin Henderson*LB
2007 Dre Moore*DT
2007Andrew CrummeyOG
2008 Travis Baltz*P
2008 Da'Rel Scott*RB
2008 Edwin Williams*C
2008 Alex Wujciak LB
2010Tony Logan*SP
2010 Torrey Smith*WR
2010 Kenny Tate*S
2010 Alex Wujciak*LB
2010 Joe Vellano DT
2011Joe Vellano*DT
2012Joe Vellano*DT
2012Demetrius HartsfieldLB
2014 Brad Craddock*K
2014 William Likely*DB
2014 Stefon Diggs WR
2014Andre MonroeDL
2015 Yannick Ngakoue*DL
2015William Likely*DB, RS
2017D.J. Moore*WR

All-Southern Conference honorees

Bill Guckeyson was the second Maryland player named to the All-Southern Conference team. He received the honor back-to-back in 1935 and 1936. Guckeyson cropped.jpg
Bill Guckeyson was the second Maryland player named to the All-Southern Conference team. He received the honor back-to-back in 1935 and 1936.
YearPlayerPosition
1934 Norwood Sothoron B
1935 Bill Guckeyson B
1936Bill GuckeysonB
1937 Jim Meade B
1947 Lu Gambino B
1949 Ray Krouse T
1950 Bob Ward G
1950 Elmer Wingate E
1951 Ed Modzelewski B
1951Bob WardG
1952 Stan Jones T
1952 Jack Scarbath B
Reference: [18]

Award recipients

Various organizations bestow awards recognizing the best player overall or at a specific position, and some of these annual awards are considered highly prestigious honors. All of the following individual awards bestowed upon Terrapins have gone to linemen and defensive players. In 1952, tackle Dick Modzelewski was awarded the Outland Trophy, for best interior lineman, and the Touchdown Club's Knute Rockne Award for best lineman. The following year, Stan Jones won the Knute Rockne Award. In 1955, the Touchdown Club bestowed its Walter Camp Memorial Trophy, for best player, and Knute Rockne Award, for best lineman, upon center Bob Pellegrini, who was also named the Lineman of the Year by United Press International (UPI). In 1974, Randy White won the Lombardi Award, for best lineman or linebacker; the Outland Trophy, for best interior lineman; and was named the UPI Lineman of the Year. In 2002, E. J. Henderson received the Chuck Bednarik Award, for best linebacker, and the Dick Butkus Award for best lineman or linebacker. [2]

Jack Scarbath finished second in the 1952 Heisman Trophy voting. Jack Scarbath pose.jpg
Jack Scarbath finished second in the 1952 Heisman Trophy voting.

By comparison, Maryland's offensive players and backs have fared better with conference accolades. Quarterback Jack Scarbath was named the 1952 Southern Conference Player of the Year, and Bernie Faloney received ACC Player of the Year honors the following season. In 2001, running back Bruce Perry was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. [2]

No Terrapin has ever won the Heisman Trophy, but several have received votes. In 1952, quarterback Jack Scarbath was the Heisman runner-up, [27] and his successor, Bernie Faloney, finished fourth in the voting the following year. [28] Center Bob Pellegrini finished sixth in 1955, [29] end Gary Collins finished eighth in 1961, [30] defensive tackle Randy White finished ninth in 1973, [31] and quarterback Boomer Esiason finished tenth in 1983. [32]

After his national championship-winning season in 1953, Jim Tatum received Coach of the Year honors from the AFCA and the FWAA. He was also named coach of the year by the Southern Conference in 1951 and the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 and 1955. The Sporting News named Jerry Claiborne the nation's top coach in 1974, and in 1982, his successor, Bobby Ross, received that distinction from the Touchdown Club. [2] For his first-year turnaround of a team that had one winning season in the previous decade, [1] Ralph Friedgen received national Coach of the Year plaudits from at least eight organizations. [2]

Players

National AwardRecipient(s) and year received
Lou Groza Award Brad Craddock (2014)
Chuck Bednarik Award E. J. Henderson (2002)
Dick Butkus Award E. J. Henderson (2002)
Walter Camp Memorial Trophy Bob Pellegrini (1955)
Lombardi Award Randy White (1974)
Outland Trophy Randy White (1974); Dick Modzelewski (1952)
Knute Rockne Award Bob Ward (1951); Dick Modzelewski (1952); Stan Jones (1953); Bob Pellegrini (1955)
UPI Lineman of the Year Bob Pellegrini (1955); Randy White (1974)
Conference AwardRecipient(s) and year received
ACC Player of the YearBernie Faloney (1953); Bob Pellegrini (1955); Randy White (1974); E. J. Henderson (2001)
ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year Danny O'Brien (2010)
ACC Offensive Player of the Year Bruce Perry (2001)
ACC Defensive Player of the YearE.J Henderson (2001 & 2002); D'Qwell Jackson (2005)
SoCon Player of the YearBob Ward (1951); Jack Scarbath (1952)
Jacobs Blocking Trophy John Gormley (1936); Bob Pellegrini (1955); Ralph Sonntag (1969); Dave Pacella (1982)
Jim Tatum AwardJonathan Claiborne (1997); Nick Novak (2004); Josh Wilson (2006)
Brian Piccolo AwardAl Neville (1972); David Visaggio (1974); J. D. Maarleveld (1984); Mike Anderson (1989)
BakkenAndersen Kicker of the YearBrad Craddock (2014)
RodgersDwight Return Specialist of the Year William Likely (2015)

Coaches

"Coach of the Year"Recipient(s) and year received
AFCA Jim Tatum (1953); Ralph Friedgen (2001)
Associated Press Ralph Friedgen (2001)
Bobby Dodd Award Ralph Friedgen (2001)
College Football News Ralph Friedgen (2001)
CNN Sports Illustrated Ralph Friedgen (2001)
Eddie Robinson Award Ralph Friedgen (2001)
FWAA Jim Tatum (1953)
Home Depot Award Ralph Friedgen (2001)
The Sporting News Jerry Claiborne (1974)
Walter Camp Award Ralph Friedgen (2001)
Washington Touchdown Club Bobby Ross (1982)
Atlantic Coast Conference Jim Tatum (1953 & 1955); Jerry Claiborne (1973, 1974, & 1975); Bobby Ross (1983); Ralph Friedgen (2001)
Southern Conference Jim Tatum (1951)

Hall of Fame inductees

Two former Terrapins players are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (pictured): Stan Jones and Randy White. Football Hall of Fame.JPG
Two former Terrapins players are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (pictured): Stan Jones and Randy White.

The College Football Hall of Fame has commemorated many of the sport's most outstanding and most innovative personalities. Among them are six former Maryland players and four former Maryland head coaches. [33] In 1980, Bob Ward became the first Maryland player in the College Football Hall of Fame. [33] At 5 feet, 9 inches (1.75 m) and 185 pounds (84 kg), Ward was nicknamed the "watch-charm guard", but consistently outplayed much larger opponents. [34] He also served as the team's head coach in 1967 and 1968, but without much success. [35] In 1983, the Hall of Fame inducted former quarterback Jack Scarbath, who led Maryland to a school-record 22-game winning streak and an upset victory over first-ranked Tennessee in the 1952 "Game of the Century". [12] [36] That season, Scarbath was named a first-team All-American by unanimous consensus and finished as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy vote. [12] Tackle Dick Modzelewski, inducted in 1993, won the 1952 Outland Trophy as the nation's best lineman and later had a 14-year career in the National Football League (NFL). [37] Center Bob Pellegrini was inducted in 1996. Named the ACC's best blocker in 1955, Pellegrini was a starter on the 1953 national championship team, the AP Poll eighth-ranked 1954 team, and the third-ranked 1955 team. [38]

Two former Maryland players have been inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame for accomplishments during their professional playing careers. [39] Tackle Stan Jones was named a unanimous consensus All-American after the 1953 national championship campaign. [40] After graduation, he embarked upon a 13-year NFL career that included seven consecutive Pro Bowls. Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. [41] Defensive tackle Randy White was twice named to the All-American first team, the second time by unanimous consensus in 1974. That season, White helped Maryland to an ACC championship and received numerous lineman and player of the year accolades. [42] During his 14-year NFL career, White played in three Super Bowls, six National Football Conference championships, and missed only one game. [43]

Clark Shaughnessy was the first Maryland coach inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Clark Shaughnessy.jpg
Clark Shaughnessy was the first Maryland coach inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In 1968, Clark Shaughnessy became the first Maryland coach inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Shaughnessy pioneered the pass-oriented variation of the T-formation that largely replaced the single-wing, and he coached Maryland for two non-consecutive seasons in the 1940s. Shaughnessy mentored Terrapins quarterback and future head coach Tommy Mont, the third-ranked passer in the nation in 1942. [44] [45] Bear Bryant, inducted in 1986, is best known for leading Alabama to six national championships, but his first head coaching job came at Maryland in 1945. Bryant's team finished the season 6–2–1, and he later said that the Maryland position was the one "that launched me to whatever I've accomplished". [46] [47] Jim Tatum, inducted in 1984, served as Maryland's head coach from 1947 to 1955, and his teams secured two national championships, three conference championships, and five bowl game appearances. Tatum compiled a 73–15–4 record without a losing season, and he remains Maryland's all-time winningest coach of the modern era. [48] [49] When Jerry Claiborne arrived in 1972, Maryland had suffered through seven straight losing seasons. In his second year, Claiborne engineered a turnaround, and from 1973 to 1978, he led Maryland to six consecutive bowl games and three consecutive ACC championships. [1] After losing the 1977 Cotton Bowl Classic to Houston, Maryland narrowly missed an opportunity for the national championship. [50] Claiborne was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. [51]

Since 1982, the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame has enshrined some of the school's greatest athletes. Inductees have included sixty-two football players, three of whom also served as head coach, and two head football coaches who were not alumni of the university. [52] [53] Eleven football lettermen were in the inaugural class, including Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd, who was a multi-sport athlete, [52] 24-year football coach, [54] athletic director, professor, university president, and politician. [55] Other football players in the 1982 class included Bosey Berger, a Major League Baseball player; [56] Burton Shipley, Maryland's first basketball coach; [57] and Fred Linkous, a Lacrosse Hall of Famer. [58]

College Football Hall of Fame

Key

     Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee ^

For a guide to the abbreviations used, see the glossary.

InductedPlayerPositionAt U-Md.
1980 Bob Ward G1948–1951
1983 Jack Scarbath QB1950–1952
1993 Dick Modzelewski T1950–1952
1996 Bob Pellegrini C1953–1955
1994 Randy White^DT1972–1974
2000 Stan Jones^T1951–1953
InductedCoachAt U-Md.
1968 Clark Shaughnessy 1942, 1946
1984 Jim Tatum 1947–1955
1986 Bear Bryant 1945
1999 Jerry Claiborne 1972–1981

University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame

InductedPlayerPositionGraduated
1982 Bosey Berger B/E1932
1982 Joseph C. Burger T1925
1982 Curley Byrd B/E, HC1908
1982 Geary F. Eppley E, AD 1921
1982 Bill Guckeyson B1936
1982 Fred Linkous B1928
1982 Charles L. Mackert B/C/T1921
1982 Jim Meade B1939
1982 Julius J. Radice B1930
1982 Burton Shipley B1914
1982 Bill Supplee E1926
1983 George V. Chalmers B1932
1983 William W. Evans B1930
1983 Norwood Sothoron B1935
1984 Caleb Bailey C1922
1984 Brooke Brewer B1922
1984Joseph H. Deckman1931
1984Charles F. EllingerB1937
1984 Al Heagy E1930
1984Frederick M. HewittB1936
1984William G. Morris1913
1984John C. NorrisE1932
1984 Jack Scarbath QB1952
1984 Gerald Snyder B1929
1984 Jim Tatum HCN/A
1984 Bob Ward G, HC1952
1984Albert W. WoodsE1933
1985John F. HoughG1925
1985Thomas J. McQuadeB1924
1985Pershing L. MondorffB/K1941
1985 Kenneth T. Knode B1916
1985Harry Edwin SemlerB1922
InductedPlayerPositionGraduated
1986Francis A. BuscherE1934
1986Jessee J. KrajovicG1931
1987William E. KrouseT1941
1987 Tommy Mont QB, HC 1947
1988 Bernie Faloney QB1953
1988John D. GilmoreB1943
1988 Raymond J. Poppelman QB1933
1988Victor G. WillisE1937
1990Charles A. MayB1931
1990Edward M. MinionT1938
1990Myron B. StevensB1927
1991 Stan Jones T1953
1991Robert SmithC1942
1992 Dick Modzelewski T1953
1992 Ray Krouse T1950
1994 Chet Hanulak B1954
1994 Mike Sandusky T/G1957
1995 Tom Brown B1962
1995 Randy White DT1974
1995Earl WidmyerB1935
1996 Bob Pellegrini C1956
1997 Gary Collins E1961
1998Stan LavineQB1950
2000 Jerry Claiborne HCN/A
2000 Kevin Glover C1985
2000 Dick Shiner QB1963
2002 Ed Modzelewski B1951
2003 Boomer Esiason QB1983
2004 J. D. Maarleveld OT1985
2004 Bill Walker E1954
2005 Tom Cosgrove C1952
2009 Dale Castro K/P1981
References: [52] [53]

Glossary

Abbreviations
PositionsSelectors
B Back OG Offensive guard AFCA American Football Coaches Association FWAA Football Writers Association of America
C Center OT Offensive tackle AP Associated Press INS International News Service
DB Defensive back P Punter CFN College Football News NEA Newspaper Enterprise Association
DL Defensive lineman QB Quarterback CNN CNN Sports Illustrated TSN The Sporting News
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back CSWCollege Sports WritersUPI United Press International
E End RS Return specialist ESPN ESPN.com WCFF Walter Camp Foundation
FB Fullback T Tackle FNFootball News
G Guard TE Tight end
K Placekicker WR Wide receiver
LB Linebacker

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