COLLEGE PARK--It was the great unveiling Friday night at Byrd Stadium. Star wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long were back in pads and moving around on the field close to six months after they both suffered broken legs in a Maryland loss to Wake Forest.
Both players wore yellow non-contact jerseys and did not participate in the full exhibition on Friday night, instead taking part in seven-on-seven and individual drills.
“They weren’t ready to be to able to play,” head coach Randy Edsall said after the game. “So we wanted to get some work in with them.
“They’ll be ready the fall. They’ll be ready to go full speed by the time we get back here June 1 and start our summer program.”
With Diggs and Long back, added to emerging contributor Levern Jacobs, plus Nigel King, Amba Etta-Tawo, and Taivon Jacobs, the Maryland receiving corps looks to be one of the deepest and most talented as the program steps into its first season in the Big Ten.