Maryland QB C.J. Brown out for Season
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Maryland QB C.J. Brown tore his ACL during a non-contact drill on Tuesday.
Already reeling from the transfer of former Freshman All-American Danny O'Brien to Wisconsin, the Maryland quarterback situation become even more bleak on Wednesday, as head coach Randy Edsall announced that projected starting quarterback C.J. Brown will miss the 2012 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Brown, who started five games under center last season, threw for 842 yards and seven touchdowns as a part-time starter in 2011. His injury took place during a non-contact drill at Tuesday's practice.
Edsall will certainly miss Brown's experience and dual-threat capabilities on the gridiron, but he is more disappointed to see Brown suffer such a unfortunate and untimely injury.
"I feel terrible for C.J.," Edsall said. "He's worked incredibly hard to be the starting quarterback of this team. He's stepped up and been a tremendous leader. We'll do everything we can to make sure he gets the best treatment to help in his recovery."
With Brown's injury, true freshmen Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe will now battle for the starting duties when the Terrapins open the season against William & Mary.
Maryland went just 2-10 in Edsall's first season in College Park, and it appears that the Terrapins could be in for another rough season in 2012, as no quarterback on the roster, aside from Brown, has a collegiate pass attempt.