No. 2 Jermaine Carter Jr.’s strip and fumble recovery
Linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. was one of the true gems that came out of the Randy Edsall era.
Carter has been an extremely productive tackling machine for the Terps over the past three season. However, he did have his fair share of ups and downs in 2016.
One of his brightest moments was in the season finale against Rutgers.
Scarlet Knights’ wideout Justin Goodwin caught a pass and had it in his grasp. However, as Goodwin was going to the ground, Carter was able to rip the ball out of Goodwin’s hands to record the turnover.
It all happened in the blink of an eye and was easily one of the most impressive plays the Maryland defense had all season. In the game, Carter finished with 15 tackles, a pair of sacks, and that beautiful fumble recovery.
Carter is a very instinctive player that has a nose for the football. If he can continue to improve his game and put up big-time numbers, he could be playing on Sundays in a few years.