Season ends for fourth Maryland QB

October, 28, 2012
10/28/12
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You can't make this stuff up.

Maryland has lost its fourth starting quarterback to a season-ending injury, as true freshman starter Caleb Rowe tore his ACL in the loss at Boston College on Saturday and is done for the year, the school announced on Sunday.

Just when you thought Maryland's quarterback situation couldn't possibly get any worse ...
  • It started this past summer, when Danny O'Brien decided to transfer to Wisconsin.
  • Quarterback C.J. Brown tore his ACL in August.
  • Brown was replaced by true freshman Perry Hills, who tore an ACL against NC State on Oct. 20.
  • Devin Burns, a converted wide receiver, broke his foot in that game and is also out for the year.
  • Rowe was the team's last eligible scholarship quarterback.

Next up: Either converted linebacker Shawn Petty or converted tight end Brian McMahon will start at quarterback this Saturday against Georgia Tech.

“I feel awful for Caleb," coach Randy Edsall said in a prepared statement. "I know how excited he was to get his opportunity to be the quarterback of this team. Caleb has a bright future ahead of him and we will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”

At least he'll be in good company.

Rowe was just the fourth true freshman quarterback -- and second during the 2012 season, along with Hills -- to start for Maryland in school history.

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