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D.J. Moore receives First Team All-Big Ten honors

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Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore was named to the First Team All-Big Ten on Wednesday morning.

“He works, nothing affects him, doesn’t say much, doesn’t get up and down,” Terps’ head coach D.J. Durkin said before the Penn State game. “Whether he’s caught 10 passes in a game or caught one, he’s the same guy.”

Moore led the Big Ten in receptions (80) and receiving yards (1,003) while recording eight touchdowns. He managed to put up impressive numbers despite working with four different quarterbacks.

“It makes the numbers he’s had even more eye-opening,” Durkin said. “How many different quarterbacks have been a part of that, throwing the ball to him – that usually doesn’t happen that way for a receiver when there is the injuries and the situations we’ve had a quarterback. Just credit to him.”

Moore is the first Maryland wide receiver to earn first team all-conference honors since wide receiver Torrey Smith in 2010.

Moore set Maryland’s single season record for catches and started in 35 consecutive games as his junior season comes to a close.

“He’s accountable,” Durkin said. “You know what you’re going to get from him every day.”

Terps’ offensive lineman Derwin Gray and running back Ty Johnson received Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. Johnson tallied 1,592 all-purpose yards and became the 13th player in Maryland history to reach the 2,000 career rushing yards mark.

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