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Maryland Lineman Dunn: From Walk-On to Blind Side

Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 04:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- When he started his football career at Maryland as a freshman walk-on, Michael Dunn was admittedly fat and out of shape.

His goal at the time was to get playing time as a senior.

A steady diet, hours in the weight room and hard work on the field enabled Dunn to move up the depth chart.

Dunn received a scholarship last year before earning a job as Maryland's starting right guard. Now a sophomore, Dunn holds the most important position on the offensive line: left tackle.

Terps coach Randy Edsall says of Dunn: "He's just a great young man."

With Dunn leading the way, Maryland rushed for 285 yards against James Madison last weekend in a 52-7 victory.

The Terrapins face South Florida on the road this Saturday.

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Maryland Lineman Dunn: From Walk-On to Blind Side

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