Four members of the Maryland football team’s defense, including three players from the Terps’ secondary, earned All-Big Ten honors Tuesday.
Senior linebacker Jermaine Carter, junior cornerback JC Jackson, junior safety Darnell Savage and sophomore cornerback Antoine Brooks were named to the All-Big Ten Honorable Mention team.
While Maryland floundered defensively in 2017 and finished with the worst scoring defense in the Big Ten, those players enjoyed successful campaigns.
Carter leaves the program having started his final 37 games in College Park. He led the Terps in tackles (90)— the third straight year he’s paced the squad in that category — and recorded 3.5 sacks, including a takedown against Texas on his first snap of the season.
Carter was also an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2015 and 2016.
Jackson, Savage and Brooks provided big-play ability to a team that struggled to slow opposing offenses without forcing turnovers. They combined for eight of Maryland’s 10 interceptions. Savage blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown against Indiana, and Brooks took a blocked field goal 71 yards for a score against the Longhorns.