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With Hall of Fame induction looming, and football season starting, LaMont Jordan is fully engaged at Maryland

With Hall of Fame induction looming, and football season starting, LaMont Jordan is fully engaged at Maryland

For most of the nearly two decades since LaMont Jordan played at Maryland, the school’s all-time leading rusher spent more time following the women’s basketball team than the football team.

It wasn’t that Jordan had left College Park trying to forget having played on four straight losing teams from 1997 to 2000. Jordan was embraced by all three coaches that followed Ron Vanderlinden — Ralph Friedgen, Randy Edsall and DJ Durkin.

“From the time, even when I was playing [in the NFL] when Coach Friedgen was here, all the coaches who’ve been here have been great to me, they’ve given me the freedom to come around and talk to the guys,” Jordan said Thursday.

"When I’m...

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