Meet the Terps Offense: #28 Marcus Leak

College Park, MD. - TSR gets you acclimated with the 2012 Terps, first looking at the offense.

Player: Marcus Leak

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Class: Sophomore

Height & Weight: 6-foot-0, 205 pounds

Projected Position on Depth Chart: Starting wide receiver & backup kick returner

The rundown: Leak is a fast and strong receiver and was the first true freshman receiver to start for the Terps since 2005. He was part of the 2011 wide receiver class which included Nigel King and Tyrek Cheeseboro but was the only one to see substantial playing time. Leak played in seven games last season and was a starter in two of them. He finished the season with 12 receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. His best game came against Florida State when he started in place of Kevin Dorsey, who was suffering from an injury, and had eight catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Expectations for 2012: Leak will most likely win the preseason battle for one of the starting wide receiver spots over King and Cheeseboro, but holding onto the spot throughout the season will be difficult, given the amount of talent at the receiver position. The coaching staff will probably look to Leak in the beginning because of his experience, but King could make a push during the season to take over the starting role. Leak will still have an impact in the offense regardless whether he starts or not and should improve on his numbers from last season. He may also be seen on special teams, where he is listed as the backup kick returner behind running back Brandon Ross.


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