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Maryland holding Touchdown Pledge Drive against Rutgers

Maryland football coach Randy Edsall.
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall. (Mitch Stringer / USA Today Sports)

Each touchdown Maryland scores during its regular season finale against Rutgers on Nov. 29 will lead to a contribution toward cystic fibrosis research, as the University of Maryland chapter of Uplifting Athletes is holding a Touchdown Pledge Drive.

The Maryland chapter chose cystic fibrosis in support of former Terps quarterback Boomer Esiason, who has a son affected by the disease.

The Maryland chapter raised $12,412 for cystic fibrosis research this year during its Lift for Life event.

Uplifting Athletes is a national non-profit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy.

Fans can support the football student-athlete-led Maryland chapter by making a donation through their online Touchdown Pledge drive site: pldgit.com/Maryland.

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