Aug. 11, 1997
Terps' Rodgers and Hicks on FWAA All-America Checklist
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland tailback Buddy Rodgers and defensive tackle Johnnie Hicks have been named to the Football Writers Association of America checklist for its' 1997 All-America Team. Rodgers and Hicks are returning starters for the Terps who play host to Ohio University on September 6 to begin the 1997 season.
Rodgers (East Providence, R.I./East Providence) finished 10th overall in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1997 with a 47.6 yards per game average. He rushed for 447 yards on the season. He has rushed for 1,312 yards during his three-year Maryland career. Rodgers rushed for a career-high 176 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown against Duke on October 26, 1996.
Hicks (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehana) finished fourth on the team in tackles with 67 last season and will start on Maryland's defensive line for the third consecutive year. He recorded a career-high 14 tackles versus Clemson on November 2, 1996 and was named as the Terps' Most Valuable Lineman in 1995.
Season and single game tickets for the 1997 Maryland football season are available to be ordered. Tickets are available for all six exciting Maryland home games including North Carolina, West Virginia, Clemson and Virginia. A season ticket packagewill enable you to see Maryland's first six-game home slate since 1992.