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Anthony McFarland Jr.
Finished third in school history with 6.7 yards per rush, ninth in Maryland history with six 100-yard rushing games, and 21st in Maryland history with 1,648 career rushing yards ... Set the Maryland record for single-season rushing yards by a freshman (1,034).
Appeared in 11 of 12 games, with 7 starts ... Posted two 100- yard games (at Temple on Sept. 14 and at Michigan State on Nov. 30 … 11/30) ... Ran for 134 yards on 8 carries including a 63-yard TD to put the Terps ahead, 16-13, in the final game of his college career at Michigan State … Was first Maryland player to have 7 rushing TDs in the first 6 games since Keon Lattimore in 2007.
2018 SEASON All-Big Ten Second Team ... Appeared in all 12 games with 5 starts ... broke the Maryland freshman rushing record with 1,034 yards (7.9 average) and 4 TDs … Second player in Maryland history to have back-to-back 200-yard rushing games (210 at Indiana, 298 vs. Ohio State) ... Set Maryland record for most rushing yards in a game by a freshman (210 at Indiana and then 298 against Ohio State) ... Had most rushing yards in the first quarter by any player in the FBS with 175 vs. Ohio State on Nov. 17 … Finished sixth in FBS in yards per rush (7.9) ... Finished the season with over 1,000 yards to become the 10th player in Maryland history and first freshman to do so ... Led the Maryland offense with 210 rushing yards on 29 carries (7.2 per rush) at Indiana ... Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game against Temple (9/15), rushing 11 times for 107 yards (9.7 yards per rush).
WHAT MCFARLAND SAID ON ACCEPTING A SCHOLARSHIP FROM MARYLAND AND TURNING DOWN ALABAMA:
“At the end of the day, I look at it as me breaking my leg in high school and not being able to have a senior year. Those are things I think about a lot. Sometimes I try to not get down on myself or beat myself up so much, because I know all of the things I’ve been through going back to high school. I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.”
ON HOW HE LOOKS BACK ON HIS CAREER AT MARYLAND:
“I feel like my experience at Maryland was a lot of ups and downs just with everything that we went through. My freshman year, me having to redshirt. After that, losing our teammate Jordan McNair who I came in with (during a preseason workout in May 2018). It has been a lot of ups and downs on and off the field through everything at Maryland. I’m glad I went through those things because it made me who I am today. I feel like that’s the great thing about life, and that’s something that I understand. You won’t always have success. Sometimes you’re going to fail, but it’s all about how you respond in life. I think it’s the same way with football.”