Baltimore Sun : 2019-08-14

SPORTS : 17 : 1


Sports & CLASSIFIED­S THE BALTIMORE SUN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 | DC MARYLAND FOOTBALL Javon Leake is moving up the Terps’ crowded depth chart at running back Waiting his turn [email protected] RAVENS Preseason 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Chs. 11, 4 1090 AM; 97.9 FM TV: Radio: C OLLEGE PARK — In his first two seasons at Maryland, Javon Leake sat and watched the Terps football team upset Texas in the opening games each year. On a team stocked at running back, Leake didn’t receive a carry as the Terps beat the Longhorns, who were ranked No. 23 nationally each year. “I learned a lot about myself going through that,” Leake said during the spring. “I knew what type of player I was, I knew I could always bring something to the table. I just needed the opportunit­y. I waited. I prayed a lot. I just waited for the opportunit­y and any time I got a chance, I tried to do It was just a matter of time, and making the most of his chances. Now, with Ty Johnson graduated and playing for the Detroit Lions, and redshirt junior Lorenzo Harrison III bothered by a nagging hamstring injury after missing most of last season following minor knee injury, Leake is clearly right behind redshirt sophomore Anthony McFarland Jr. on the Terps’ depth chart. And not too far behind, either. While McFarland is Maryland’s featured back after breaking LaMont Jordan’s freshman rushing record with 1,034 yards last Season opener [email protected] Aug. 31, noon BTN TV: Radio: 105.7 FM; 980 AM my best. And it worked out for the best. Everything’s falling into place now.” Because of what he did in a limited role the past two years — rushing for 408 yards and scoring nine touchdowns on just 43 carries while also scoring on a 97-yard kickoff return last season against Illinois — Leake is in a much different place going into his junior season in 2019. See page 10 LEAKE, [email protected] Today, 1:05 p.m. MASN TV: Radio: O’s starter: 105.7 FM Dylan Bundy (5-12, 5.04 ERA) Yankees starter: J.A. Happ (9-7, 5.48 ERA) YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3 PG 3 GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE TEAM AT HOME IN PRESEASON! Thursday, August 15 • 7: 30 PM • FOR TI CKETS: BALTIMORER­AVENS. COM/ TI CKETS ILB PATRICK ONWUASOR

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