Maryland Football: 5 Breakout Candidates for 2015

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2. WR Amba Etta-Tawo, Junior

Nov 22, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo (84) makes a reception in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Maryland won 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Etta-Tawo is another guy who figures to play an integral role in Maryland’s depleted wide receiver corps. The junior has displayed his big-play ability on multiple occasions in his two seasons and will be looking to build on that in 2015.

His most notable season was his freshman season, when he hauled in 31 passes for 500 yards and two touchdowns. He got his opportunities due to some injuries, but played a less significant role last season. Etta-Tawo figures to be one of the featured receivers in the Terps’ offense this time around.

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He has pretty good size at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds and has great range, allowing him to go up and make some big plays. Etta-Tawo’s familiarity with the offense will ultimately help whoever the quarterback may be and maybe they will be able to develop some chemistry early on in the season.

One of the highlight plays of his career came in the final game of last season against Rutgers, when Etta-Tawo turned a quick slant into a 71-yard touchdown strike. His speed and athleticism can make him a go-to-guy for Maryland.