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Maryland RB D.J. Adams rejoins team

Posted on: September 14, 2011 1:18 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2011 1:42 pm
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Posted by Chip Patterson

Maryland's rushing attack will get an upgrade heading into their difficult non-conference schedule, with running back D.J. Adams rejoining the team after serving a one-game suspension.

Adams led all Maryland rushers in 2010 with 11 touchdowns, a number that was helped significantly by a four touchdown showing in the 51-20 bowl victory over East Carolina. Inflated numbers or not, Adams is strong back who runs low to the ground with a knack of finding the end zone. After serving the suspension for a violation of team rules, head coach Randy Edsall says the talented sophomore will see the field this Saturday against No. 18 West Virginia.

"There will be a role for D.J. this week," Edsall told The Washington Times. "He's back in good graces. He served his penance. When you have those situations that come up, you deal with them and then when they're over you move forward and nobody holds a grudge. He understands that."

Adams was not listed on the two-deep depth chart this week, with starter Davin Meggett being backed up by freshman Justus Pickett. Pickett rushed six times for 22 yards in the Terps 32-24 win over Miami in the season opener. West Virginia's defense has given up only 3 second half points in their first two games combined, and a full stable of running backs will come in handy if the Terps are fighting for every yard into the fourth quarter.

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