Darrius Heyward-Bey: Welcome to the Black Hole

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Published: May 1, 2009


... enroll at Maryland in 2005.

The 6'2" 210 lb wide receiver was red shirted his freshman year in 2006, and started 10 of 13 games, earning freshman All American Honors.

DHB set a school freshman season record with 45 catches for 694 yards with a 15.4 YPC average.  DHB was also the fastest player in school history, clocking a 4.23 at 40 yards in 2006.

However, there were troubles at the quarterback position and the school was unable to find a second wide receiver to help take some of the pressure off of DHB.  Because of this, DHB was constantly having to fight his way through double coverage.

DHB again lead the team his sophomore year with 51 catches for 768 yards and a 15.4 YPC average.  With the trouble at quarterback, DHB was used more as a runner out of the backfield and recorded 25 carries for 314 yards on the ground.

DHB was also used on reverses, and during his junior year he carried the ball 13 times out of the backfield f...

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