Meet Maryland's notable NBA and NFL alumni

Soon enough, Maryland and Rutgers will be official members of the Big Ten. The big day is July 1, to be exact. To get Big Ten fans ready for the schools’ arrivals, we’re taking a look at each of the school’s notable NBA and NFL alumni. First up: Maryland. See the Terps’ top basketball and football pros in this post.

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MARYLAND NBA ALUMNI
Steve Francis (1999-2008) 18.1 ppg; 5.6 rpg; 6 apg; 1.5 spg; 0.4 bpg
Gene Shue (1954-64) 14.4 ppg; 4.1 apg, 3.7 apg
Joe Smith (1995-2011) 10.9 ppg; 6.4 rpg; 1 apg; 0.6 spg; 0.8 bpg
Buck Williams (1981-1998) 55%; 12.8 ppg; 10 rpg; 1.3 apg; 0.8 spg; 0.8 bpg
Walt Williams (1992-2003) 11.8 ppg; 3.9 rpg; 2.3 apg; 0.9 spg; 0.6 bpg
Current NBA players: Steve Blake; Alex Len; Greivis Vazquez

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MARYLAND NFL ALUMNI
Gary Collins (1962-1971) 339 receptions; 5,299 yards; 70 TD
Boomer Esiason (1984-1997) 2969-5205 (57%); 37,920 yards; 247 TD
Kris Jenkins (2001-10) 279 tackles; 24 sacks
Stan Jones (1954-1966)
Shawne Merriman (2005-12) 257 tackles; 45.5 sacks; 8 FF
Randy White (1975-1988) 1,104 tackles; 52 sacks
Frank Wycheck (1993-2003) 505 rec.; 5,126 yards; 28 TD
Top current NFL players: Vernon Davis; Torrey Smith; Randy Starks

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