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UMD Trio Inducted Into State Athletic Hall of Fame

By Maryland Today Staff

Former University of Maryland football standout LaMont Jordan, longtime field hockey coach Missy Meharg and former basketball star Buck Williams were among six people inducted into the 59th Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame class last night.

Maryland native Jordan, UMD’s all-time rushing-yards leader (4,147), notched a university-record 18 career 100-yard rushing games. His 17 touchdowns in 1999 are the most in a single season in Maryland history. After being drafted in the second round by the New York Jets in 2001, he played nine years in the NFL and is now UMD’s football color analyst in the radio booth.

Meharg, who earned the John F. Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s ceremony in Baltimore, is the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame’s first field hockey honoree. Head coach for 31 years, she’s led the Terps to seven NCAA titles and 23 conference titles and has been voted National Coach of the Year nine times.

Williams, the 1979 ACC Rookie of the Year, is Maryland’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (61.5 percent). He helped lead the Terps to an ACC title and two second-round appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He was the No. 3 overall pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 1981 NBA draft and played 17 seasons.

Learn more about the Class of 2018 here.

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