Chandler Jones

After 'part-time' role last season, Jesse Aniebonam hopes to be 'D' leader for Maryland

After 'part-time' role last season, Jesse Aniebonam hopes to be 'D' leader for Maryland

The feeling Jesse Aniebonam had after Maryland’s double-overtime win at Central Florida early last season was a little different than any he experienced in his first two years as a Terp.

It wasn’t that he had three tackles for loss, including a sack. Or that his deflection in the second extra period at his team’s 5-yard line was part of the defensive stand that set up the winning touchdown.

What Aniebonam enjoyed most was the sheer exhaustion he felt as well as the exhilaration of the road victory, which was Maryland’s third straight win in what became a 4-0 start.

Part of it had to do with the fact that the Terps were missing Aniebonam’s...

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