Taivon Jacobs

Terps receiver Taivon Jacobs is pictured at media day earlier this month. (Daniel Kucin Jr., Baltimore Sun / August 11, 2014)

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs is listed as a backup at wide receiver, but coach Randy Edsall said the Terps have packages to utilize Jacobs' speed and elusiveness.

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Jacobs is considered the fastest player on the Terps' roster and stood out at times during preseason practice.

“There’ll be things that we have him involved and utilize him,” Edsall said Thursday.

In addition to being a backup at wide receiver, Jacobs -- the younger brother of fellow Terps receiver Levern Jacobs -- is also the backup kick returner behind Stefon Diggs.

Here are some other notes from Edsall's meeting with the media Thursday:


** Freshman linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba (St. Frances) will undergo shoulder surgery Friday, Edsall said. Egbuaba will not play this season, but Edsall is hopeful Egbuaba will be back in time for spring practice.

** Maryland will wear red jerseys and white pants during Saturday’s opener against James Madison.

** The Terps’ game captains Saturday will be senior quarterback C.J. Brown (offense), senior linebacker L.A. Goree (defense) and kicker junior Brad Craddock (special teams). Senior linebacker Matt Robinson will carry the Maryland flag. Junior running back Albert Reid will carry the American flag.

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