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Maryland defensive back Denzel Conyers announces he's received a fifth year of eligiblity

Florida Internatnional wide receiver Thomas Owens is unable to catch a pass against Maryland defensive back Denzel Conyers (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Miami.
Florida Internatnional wide receiver Thomas Owens is unable to catch a pass against Maryland defensive back Denzel Conyers (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Miami. (David Santiago / AP)

Maryland defensive back Denzel Conyers, whose senior year was cut short by a torn ACL three games into the 2016 season, announced Friday on Twitter that he has received another year of eligibility from the NCAA.

"Prayers went up, and blessings came down. #Thankful #TrulyFavored," Conyers tweeted.

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Conyers, who started at safety for the Terps in DJ Durkin's first season as coach, was injured during the team's 30-24 double-overtime victory at Central Florida.

The return of Conyers adds experience to a secondary that lost cornerbacks William Likely III and Alvin Hill to graduation.

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A junior college transfer in 2015, Conyers made a career-high eight tackles, including seven solo tackles, against Central Florida. The return of Conyers will allow Durkin to bring four-star prospect Markquese Bell along a little more slowly. Bell is currently enrolled and practicing with the Terps.

The injury to Conyers occurred a little more than a month after he was involved in what he described as a "scary" fall during preseason practice when he collided with a teammate and landed helmet first on the turf. He was taken to a Baltimore hospital with a concussion.

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