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Terps' Will Likely has benefited from The Muck's NFL lineage
Terps' Will Likely has benefited from The Muck's NFL lineage

Athletes have long known about the benefits of running in sand. But running in thick, black muck? While chasing rabbits as they dart and weave? That's a south-central Florida thing — specifically in the towns of Belle Glade and Pahokee, where for years football players have trained by scurrying after the animals through sugarcane fields. It's an experience that binds together the many Division I stars who grew up near Lake Okeechobee, in Everglades country — an area many of them simply call "The Muck." Before joining Maryland, freshman cornerback-returner Will Likely III, from Glades Central High School, was part of that unusual fraternity that has...

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