Anthony McFarland Jr. may be the guy everyone is talking about in College Park, but running mate Javon Leake is pretty good, too. And early in fall camp, the junior running back is already making some moves.
Monday, the Terrapins practiced in pads for the first time during camp as they start to draw up game-like situations. Mike Locksley sure would like to see this from his running back in game-like situations in a few weeks.
Leake was put a few defenders on skates, opening up plenty of running room for a trip to the end zone. He made it look pretty effortless, too.
First day in pads ✅ pic.twitter.com/BUr5CewZfi
— JLeake (@ny_king20) August 6, 2019
Maryland would love to see more of that when the season kicks off later this month.
Leake finished the year with 309 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 34 carries. He also had 409 yards and a touchdown on 17 kickoff returns. He’s an explosive player and provides the Terrapins with an excellent option out of the backfield.
He’ll certainly see more carries if he continues to show off moves like that.