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.

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]

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.

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.


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]

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]


      First-team selection *

      Second-team selection †

      Third-team selection ‡

For a guide to the abbreviations used, see the glossary.
Year Player Position First team Second team Third team Remarks
1923 Bill Supplee E AP
1928 Gerald Snyder FB AP
1949 Ray Krouse T AP
1950 Bob Ward* G AP, FWAA UPI
1951 Bob Ward* G AFCA, AP, FWAA, INS, TSN, UPI, WCFF unanimous
1951 Dick Modzelewski T AP
1951 Ed Modzelewski FB AP, UPI
1952 Dick Modzelewski* T AP, INS, TSN, UPI, WCFF consensus
1952 Jack Scarbath* QB AP, INS, Look,[12] TSN, UPI, WCFF unanimous
1952 Tom Cosgrove C INS, NEA
1953 Bernie Faloney* QB INS, TSN AP, UPI
1953 Stan Jones* T AP, INS, TSN, UPI unanimous
1953 Chet Hanulak RB INS
1954 Bill Walker E AP
1955 Bob Pellegrini* C AP, INS, TSN, UPI, WCFF unanimous
1955 Mike Sandusky* T TSN UPI
1955 Ed Vereb RB INS
1955 Bill Walker E UPI
1956 Mike Sandusky* T CSW
1961 Gary Collins* E AFCA, FWAA, WCFF AP, UPI consensus
1973 Paul Vellano* G AFCA UPI
1973 Randy White* DT AP
1974 Steve Mike-Mayer* K TSN, Time
1974 Randy White* DT AFCA, AP, FN, FWAA, Time, TSN, UPI unanimous
1974 Louis Carter HB FN
1976 Joe Campbell* DT AFCA, TSN, FWAA AP, UPI FN consensus
1978 Steve Atkins RB FN
1978 Charles Johnson DL FN
1979 Dale Castro* K FWAA, TSN, UPI, WCFF FN consensus
1983 Boomer Esiason QB TSN
1983 Ron Solt OG TSN
1984 Kevin Glover* C TSN
1984 Eric Wilson* LB FN AP
1985 J. D. Maarleveld* OT AFCA, UPI TSN consensus
1985 Al Covington DB FN
1987 Ferrell Edmunds TE AP
1994 Steve Ingram OT FN
1999 LaMont Jordan RB FN TSN
1999 Lewis Sanders DB TSN
2001 E. J. Henderson* LB AP, CBS, CNN, FN, FWAA, TSN, WCFF consensus
2001 Daryl Whitmer* C ESPN
2001 Brooks Barnard P FN CBS
2001 Melvin Fowler C FN
2002 E. J. Henderson* LB AFCA, AP, CBS, CFN, CNN, ESPN, FWAA, WCFF TSN consensus
2002 Todd Wike* C ESPN CFN
2002 Steve Suter RS CNN, TSN
2002 Madieu Williams DB TSN
2002 Matt Crawford OT TSN
2003 Randy Starks DT TSN
2003 C. J. Brooks OG CFN
2004 D'Qwell Jackson* LB CFN
2004 Domonique Foxworth DB TSN
2005 Vernon Davis* TE AFCA, AP, CFN CNN
2005 D'Qwell Jackson* LB AFCA, AP, CFN CNN, TSN
2007 Andrew Crummey OG TSN AP
2014 Brad Craddock*[13][14] K FWAA AP, WCFF
2015 William Likely*[15][16] RS FWAA USAT
2018 Tre Watson[16] LB FWAA
References:;[11][17] Key:      * First team;      Second team;      Third team. For expansions of abbreviations see the glossary.
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