Russell Maryland

Russell James Maryland (born March 22, 1969) is a former professional American football player. He played defensive tackle for ten seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cowboys first overall in the 1991 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes.

Russell Maryland
No. 67, 97
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:March 22, 1969 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago (IL) Young
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks:24.5
Tackles:375
Forced fumbles:9
Interceptions:1
Touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Maryland was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he played high school football at Whitney Young High School. He was not highly recruited and the only major college program to offer him a scholarship was the University of Miami.

In 1989, he was named third team All-American. As a senior in 1990, he registered 96 tackles and 10½ quarterback sacks for the Hurricanes. He was named All-American, College Football Lineman of the Year by the UPI and became the first Hurricane player ever to receive the Outland Trophy for the best lineman in college.[1]

Maryland finished his college career with 279 tackles, 25 tackles for losses and 20.5 quarterback sacks, while helping his team win two national championships, four bowl games, a perfect home record and a 44-4 overall record.

Prior to his graduation from Miami, Russell was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor bestowed by the university.[2]

Maryland was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and to the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

He was the first overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, by the Dallas Cowboys, after the initial No. 1 prospect Raghib Ismail decided to sign with the Toronto Argonauts.[3] After the New England Patriots failed to sign Ismail, the Cowboys attempted to do so by trading for the first overall pick, sending the Patriots Eugene Lockhart, Ron Francis, David Howard, a 1991 first round pick (#11 Pat Harlow) and a 1991 second round pick (#41 Jerome Henderson).

Maryland started as a rookie defensive tackle and from the beginning showed the relentless motor and effort that he would be known for. He was especially stout against the run and helped the team win three Super Bowls. In 1993 he was named to his only Pro Bowl.

Oakland Raiders

In 1996 he signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders and played for the team until the end of the 1999 season when he was waived.

Green Bay Packers

In 2000 he was signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers where he played only one year.

During his 10-year career he started 140-of-154 games, had 375 tackles, 24.5 sacks and forced nine fumbles.

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
1991 DAL 16 0 0 0 4.5 0 0
1992 DAL 14 0 0 0 2.5 0 2
1993 DAL 16 43 32 11 2.5 0 2
1994 DAL 16 30 28 2 3.0 0 1
1995 DAL 13 31 25 6 2.0 1 0
1996 OAK 16 52 41 11 2.0 0 0
1997 OAK 16 79 55 24 4.5 1 0
1998 OAK 15 48 35 13 2.0 0 0
1999 OAK 16 51 33 18 1.5 1 1
2000 GB 16 37 18 19 0.0 0 0
Career 154 371 267 104 24.5 3 6

[4]

References

  1. ^ "Maryland Wins Trophy". New York Times. December 6, 1990.
  2. ^ "Russell Maryland Set for Sept. 17 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute," Missouri Sports Magazine
  3. ^ George, Thomas (April 22, 1991). "When Rocket Skips, Lineman Soars to Top". New York Times.
  4. ^ "Russell Maryland Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved June 4, 2014.

External links

1990 College Football All-America Team

The 1990 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1990. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1990 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers; (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers; and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC). Other notable selectors included Football News, the Gannett News Service, Newspaper Enterprise Association in conjunction with World Almanac, Scripps Howard (SH), and The Sporting News (TSN).

1990 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 1990 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1990 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 65th season of football. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 10–2 overall. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl where they defeated Texas, 46-3.

1991 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1991 Dallas Cowboys season was the franchise's 32nd season in the National Football League and was the third year of the franchise under the ownership of Jerry Jones and head coach Jimmy Johnson. This also marked Norv Turner's first year as offensive coordinator under head coach Jimmy Johnson. The Cowboys improved on their 7-9 record from 1990, finishing 11-5, and made the playoffs for the first time since 1985.

The young offensive nucleus of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith continued to develop, as did the offensive line, while the defense also improved. Though the Cowboys would lose in the playoffs to the Detroit Lions in the divisional round, the season was considered a resounding success, and a glimpse of things to come. Notable additions to the team this year include defensive tackle Russell Maryland, wide receiver Alvin Harper, offensive tackle Erik Williams and linebacker Dixon Edwards.

1991 NFL season

The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. It was the final season for legendary coach Chuck Noll. The season ended with Super Bowl XXVI when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills 37–24 at the Metrodome in Minnesota. This was the second of four consecutive Super Bowl losses for Buffalo.

1992 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1992 Dallas Cowboys season was the franchise's 33rd season in the National Football League and was the fourth year of the franchise under head coach Jimmy Johnson which the Cowboys made one of three Super Bowl appearances between 1992-95.

Headed by a powerful offense and the NFL's number one ranked defense, Dallas fielded at the time, the youngest team in the NFL and posted a franchise-best 13–3 record throughout the regular season. In the playoffs, the Cowboys disposed of the Philadelphia Eagles, followed by a memorable victory against the San Francisco 49ers en route to a Super Bowl XXVII win over the Buffalo Bills.

1993 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1993 Dallas Cowboys season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League and was the fifth and final year of the franchise under head coach Jimmy Johnson which the Cowboys made two of three Super Bowl appearance between 1992-95.

and a won back-to-back Super Bowl titles. The season is notable for seeing the Cowboys that became the first team to start 0–2 and still reach (and subsequently win) the Super Bowl. The following off-season was marked by the sudden resignation of Johnson, though he would coach the Miami Dolphins for the 1996 season.

1996 Oakland Raiders season

The 1996 Oakland Raiders season was their 37th in the league. They were unable to improve upon their previous season's output of 8–8, winning only seven games. This was the team's third consecutive season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs. Afterwards Head coach Mike White was fired in only his second season. He was 15-17 overall head coaching the Raiders.

1997 Oakland Raiders season

The 1997 Oakland Raiders season was the club's 38th season in the NFL. Led by Joe Bugel, the club finished with a 4–12 record, a mark which marked the worst finish for the Raiders since 1962; when they won only once in the final season before the arrival of Al Davis. The Raiders missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

1998 Oakland Raiders season

The 1998 Oakland Raiders season was their 39th in the league. They improved upon their previous season's output of 4–12, winning eight games. This was the team's fifth consecutive season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs.

The season saw the Raiders draft Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson. He made an immediate impact and was named to the Pro Bowl following the season.

1999 Oakland Raiders season

The 1999 Oakland Raiders season was the franchise's 30th season in the National Football League, the 40th overall, their 4th season since their return to Oakland, and the second season under head coach Jon Gruden. They matched their previous season's output of 8–8. Thirteen of the team's sixteen games were decided by a touchdown or less, and none of the Raiders' eight losses were by more than a touchdown.

The season saw the team acquire quarterback Rich Gannon, who had his best seasons with the Raiders, being named MVP in 2002 and leading the team to a Super Bowl, that same season. His following two seasons after the Super Bowl were ruined by injuries and he was forced to retire in 2004. Gannon was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls (1999–2002) while playing for the Raiders.

2000 Green Bay Packers season

The 2000 Green Bay Packers season was their 82nd season overall and their 80th in the National Football League. It was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team. Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history. The Packers finished 9–7, failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Packers total offense ranked 15th in the league, and their total defense ranked 15th in the league.

Danny Noonan (American football)

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Fred Robbins

Fred Robbins (born March 25, 1977) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest.

Robbins also played for the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams.

Herschel Walker trade

The Herschel Walker trade was the largest player trade in the history of the National Football League. This deal on October 12, 1989, centered on sending running back Herschel Walker from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings. Including Walker and a transaction involving the San Diego Chargers, the trade eventually involved 18 players and draft picks. At the time of the deal, the Cowboys were one of the worst teams in the league (the team finished the 1989 season with its worst post-merger record, 1-15), trading away their best player, while the Vikings believed that Walker was the missing piece they needed to make to a Super Bowl run. Thus, Minnesota originally felt that they got the better end of the deal. Instead, the Cowboys used the draft picks acquired in this trade to get the players they needed to help them win three Super Bowls in the 1990s. Meanwhile, the Vikings did not make a Super Bowl appearance with Walker.

Hurvin McCormack

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Jimmie Jones

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List of US national Golden Gloves light welterweight champions

This is a list of United States national Golden Gloves champions in the light welterweight division, along with the state or region they represented. The weight limit for light welterweights was first contested at 139 lb (63 kg), but was increased to 141 lb (64 kg) in 2003.

1966 - Larry Draut - Santa Rosa, CA

1967 - Willie Richardson - Detroit, MI

1968 - Harold Beal - Kansas City, MO

1969 - Eddie Beauford - Indianapolis, IN

1970 - Larry Bonds - Denver, CO

1971 - Wiley Johnson - Cincinnati, OH

1972 - Sugar Ray Seales - Tacoma, WA

1973 - Larry Bonds - Denver, CO

1974 - Sugar Ray Leonard - Palmer Park, MD

1975 - Paul Sherry - Las Vegas, NV

1976 - Ronnie Shields - Fort Worth, TX

1977 - Thomas Hearns - Detroit, MI

1978 - Ronnie Shields - Fort Worth, TX

1979 - Lemuel Steeples - St. Louis, MO

1980 - Terry Silver - Louisville, KY

1981 - Henry Hughes - Cleveland, OH

1982 - Tim Rabon - Lafayette, LA

1983 - Roderick Moore - Detroit, MI

1984 - Tim Rabon - Lafayette, LA

1985 - Robert Guy - Fort Worth, TX

1986 - Roy Jones, Jr. - Pensacola, FL

1987 - Todd Foster - Great Falls, MT

1988 - Skipper Kelp - Born in Saigon, Vietnam he fought from Las Vegas, NV

1989 - Victor McKinnia - Denver, CO

1990 - Mark Lewis - Los Angeles, CA

1991 - Terron Millett - St. Louis, MO

1992 - Robert Frazier - Syracuse, NY

1993 - David Diaz - Chicago, IL

1994 - David Diaz - Chicago, IL

1995 - Demarcus Corley - Washington, DC

1996 - David Diaz - Chicago, IL

1997 - Adan Reyes - Los Angeles, CA

1998 - Ricardo Williams - Jr., Cincinnati, OH

1999 - Demetrius Hopkins - Philadelphia, PA

2000 - Jessie Byers - Knoxville, TN

2001 - Chad Aquino - Kansas City, MO

2002 - Larry Gonzáles - Denver, CO

2003 - Lorenzo Reynolds - Saginaw, MI

2004 - Jeremy Bryan - Paterson, NJ

2005 - Jeremy Bryan - Paterson, NJ

2006 - Brad Solomon - Lafayette, LA

2007 - Kaila Browe - Lafayette, LA

2008 - Danny O'Connor - Framingham, MA

2009 - Jose Benavidez - at only 16 years old, he was the youngest light welterweight champions.

2010 - Gary Allen Russell III

2011 - Michael Reed - Washington DC

2012 - George Rincon - Carollton, Texas

2013 - Julian Rodriguez - New Jersey

2014 - Gary Antuanne Russell - Maryland

2015 - Jaron Ennis - Pennsylvania

2016 - Frank Martin - Indianapolis

2017 - Aadam Ali - New Jersey

Outland Trophy

The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition. In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious.

UPI Lineman of the Year

The United Press International Lineman of the Year award was given annually by United Press International (UPI) to the lineman of the year in college football. With the demise of UPI in 1997, the award was discontinued. Offensive and defensive linemen were eligible, including offensive ends, with one, Howard Twilley, winning in 1965. Like all UPI college awards at the time, it was based on the votes of NCAA coaches. Ross Browner of Notre Dame was the only two-time winner.

Russell Maryland—championships, awards, and honors

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