Ex-Raven Ma­son among 10 first-time Hall nom­i­nees

Baltimore Sun - - COMMENTARY -

For­mer Ravens wide re­ceiver Der­rick Ma­son was one of 94 mod­ern-era play­ers and coaches nom­i­nated for the Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame on Wed­nes­day. Ma­son had 943 ca­reer catches for 12,061 yards and 66 touch­downs, in­clud­ing 471 re­cep­tions for 5,777 yards in six sea­sons in Bal­ti­more. Ma­son, who re­tired in 2012, is one of 10 first-time nom­i­nees. The re­turn­ing nom­i­nees in­clude for­mer Ravens quar­ter­backs Steve McNair and Ran­dall Cun­ning­ham, as well as oth­ers with lo­cal ties: line­backer Sam Mills (Bal­ti­more Stars of the United States Foot­ball League) and punter Sean Lan­deta (Towson State, Loch Raven). COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Af­ter suf­fer­ing a con­cus­sion in the sea­son opener against Howard and sit­ting out last week’s game at Florida In­ter­na­tional, se­nior wide re­ceiver DeAn­dre Lane (Ca­tonsville) will be back Satur­day at Cen­tral Florida, Mary­land coach DJ Durkin said. LAU­REL PARK: Jockey Vic­tor Car­rasco, out of ac­tion since Aug. 7 with an in­jury to his right foot, will re­turn to ride this week­end. —

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