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With fatherhood approaching, departing Maryland LB Melvin Keihn (Gilman) thinks family before football

With fatherhood approaching, departing Maryland LB Melvin Keihn (Gilman) thinks family before football

Throughout the three years he spent at Maryland, Melvin Keihn received more attention for his personal story than what he did on the football field for the Terps. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Keihn’s decision to leave College Park was not strictly about football.

Keihn confirmed Monday that he plans on transferring, disclosing in an interview that he will sign with Richmond for his final season of eligibility. After graduating in May, Keihn will be immediately eligible under NCAA rules.

But the opportunity for more playing time was not necessarily at the center of Keihn’s decision.

Taking care of his family played a much more significant role.

“It’s not...

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