Maryland Football: Key Players Returning and More!

A pair of lineman have announced their decisions to play one more year for Maryland

First to announce his return was Derwin Gray, who came to Maryland as a part of the 2014 class. he was ranked as the second best player coming from any prep school that year.

In his time at Maryland, Gray has played in 26 games and become one of the more reliable tackles for the Terrapins. In 2016 he started all 13 games for the Terrapins at tackle, proving he is able to last through the Big Ten competition level

Joining Gray is Damian Prince, another four star tackle from the 2014 recruiting class. Prince also started all games in 2016, and in 2017 was named by Athlon Sports to their third team All-Big Ten.

In other news, Head Coach DJ Durkin revealed a couple new additions to his coaching staff to start off 2018.

First addition to the team is Chuck Heater, who takes the position of safeties coach. He most recently spent five seasons as defensive coordinator at Marshall University, turning around their abysmal defense, and making it one of the most respectable group of five units in the nation.

Durkin and Heater go back to 2010 when they both were a part of the Florida Gators defensive coaching staff.

Also added to the staff is Bryan Stinespring, who will take over control of the offensive line. Bowen has spent the last couple years at James Madison, helping them win a National Championship in 2016 and reaching the title game again this past season.

Stinespring also spent time at Virginia Tech, which prompted support from Hokie legends DeAngelo Hall and Michael Vick. The Terrapins now have even more reason to look forward to their offensive line.

You can read the school’s official statement here.