The Washington Times - November 14, 2012, 10:50AM

Former Maryland star Shawne Merriman will host his annual coat drive Saturday when Maryland meets Florida State at Byrd Stadium.

The coat drive, an event Merriman has run for a decade, will benefit people in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy. Maryland will collect used coats, hats, scarves and other cold weather clothing at gates throughout Byrd.


Merriman played at Maryland from 2002 to 2004 and was a first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He currently plays for the Buffalo Bills, who play Thursday night.

—- Patrick Stevens