Maryland Forced To Start True Freshman Linebacker At Quarterback

October 27, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall congratulates kicker Brendan Magistro (12) after kicking a field goal during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

It is not a good year to be a quarterback for the Maryland Terrapins. This season, the Terps have lost four quarterbacks to injuries and now have little options left under center.

Freshman Caleb Rowe was injured this past weekend and joins, C.J. Brownwith an ACL tear, Perry Hills also with an ACL tear and  Devin Burns, who injured his foot last week as Maryland signal-callers who have gone down with an injury.

Who is next for the Terrapins? True freshman Shawn Petty.

But there is one major problem — Petty is a true freshman LINEBACKER. Yes, the Maryland Terrapins starting quarterback this week is a kid that was recruited to play college football on the defensive side of the ball.

“It’s very unusual,” said Maryland head coach Randy Edsall. “I don’t know something like this has ever happened to a team at that position.”

To be fair to Petty, he does have a little experience under center. He was an all-county selection at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland as a signal-caller. But you have to ask the question: what happens if Petty goes down with an injury?

Edsall has already stated that true freshman tight end Brian McMahon would be the savior at quarterback.

Here is a highlight video of Petty slinging the ball around at his high school alma mater before being recruited to Maryland as a linebacker:

Topics: Football, Maryland Terrapins

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