The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up.
Who is he?
Maryland’s top wide receiver from 2016 is back and, if the Terrapins can find a consistent quarterback to throw to him, D.J. Moore should be even better this fall. Last season, Moore had 41 catches for 637 yards and 6 touchdowns, but he only went over 100 yards twice. Still, he solidified his standing as the team’s top target with big-play ability. Check out his highlights below:
What should the Longhorns watch for?
The biggest thing holding Moore back thus far in his career has been Maryland’s lack of a viable quarterback. Six different players threw passes for the Terrapins last fall, including four who attempted at least 30. The quarterback race was still wide open as of the spring game. Expect Maryland to be creative in how it gets Moore the ball. All he needs is a sliver of space to make a difference. Need proof? Check out the 92-yard touchdown he scored last year against Nebraska.
He’s also got pretty good hands to go with those wheels.
Piggy ➡️ D.J. Moore. TD ⚪️ team.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) April 22, 2017
They said it
Maryland coach D.J. Durkin: “A guy that just stood out with his determination and work ethic. Any time you take a guy who is talented and has ability, and mix that with a great work ethic, you’re going to have a great player, and that’s what I feel he is.”
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