On Saturday, Maryland football beat a ranked Texas team for the second straight season. The Terps’ big win led to plenty of celebration on Twitter from current players, former players and also an NBA draft pick.
Dedicating the win to Jordan McNair
Several players, including quarterback Kasim Hill, dedicated the win to offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died after suffering a heat stroke during a practice.
— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) September 1, 2018
Joining Hill was offensive lineman Johnny Jordan, who called McNair a “gentle giant” when the football team announced how they would honor McNair for this season.
Offensive lineman Ellis McKennie, who also spoke when the team announced how it would honor McNair, joined his teammates in paying tribute to No. 79.
Giving kudos to Antoine Brooks
Defensive back Antoine Brooks delivered the final dagger to Texas with an interception on the Longhorns’ last drive of the game and his teammates took notice, starting with linebacker Tre Watson.
Former Terp and current Carolina Panther Jermaine Carter Jr. also praised his former teammate after his game-winning play.
@TwanDoee Always the best athlete on the field
— Jermaine Carter Jr. (@JERMA1NECARTER) September 1, 2018
There were plenty of tweets just celebrating a big win. Offensive lineman Damian Prince delighted in Maryland’s back-to-back wins over Texas.
2 peat 😆😆😆 — Damian Prince (@HeavyGleesh) September 1, 2018
Meanwhile, running back Tayon Fleet-Davis, who scored the game-winning touchdown, felt like Maryland’s win should have been expected.
Bro stop saying it was a upset 😒😒
— 🎱 (@B1G_Fleet) September 2, 2018
Maryland’s dynamic duo of first-round picks also joined in the revelry for their school. DJ Moore showed his pride in the Maryland win.
ITs Over 🐢
— DJ Moore💫 (@idjmoore) September 1, 2018
As did former men’s basketball player Kevin Huerter.