Maryland Football: 5 Breakout Candidates for 2015

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1. RB Wes Brown, Junior

Oct 4, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins running back Wes Brown (4) makes catch prior to the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Brown is the most established of the five players on this list, but still, has not yet reached his full potential. A highly touted 4-star running back out of Good Counsel, Brown held offers from the likes of Michigan State, Florida State and Ohio State. Instead, he opted to stay home and play for the Terps.

The road for Brown has been somewhat rocky, as he’s faced some off-the-field troubles, but it seems as though he’s back on track. In two seasons with Maryland, Brown has tallied 738 yards on just 193 carries, reaching the end zone eight times.

For the most part, Brown has been used in more goal-line and short yardage situations. He’s the thunder to Brandon Ross‘ lightning. However, this season he’ll be looking to prove that he’s capable of the big play also.

Brown is a very physical and bruising runner, but people forget that he is an athlete. He’s quick and can turn a few yards into a bunch. The two backs will be splitting carries, but look for Brown to stake his claim as the premier asset in the Terps’ back pocket.

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