Maryland Loses Starting QB to ACL Injury
"We were running a two-minute drill. He broke through the pocket, was running downfield and went to make a cut," coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday. "It’s a cut he’s made a thousand times. It just so happens this time his knee didn’t hold up.
"I’m very, very devastated for C.J. because I watched him put in all this hard work to get this opportunity to be the starting quarterback at the University of Maryland," Edsall continued. "To see it go away just with one cut is heartbreaking."
Brown, a redshirt junior, made appearances in 10 games last year, inlcuding five starts. He provided a dangerous dual-threat option for the Terapins under center, passing for 842 yards and rushing for 574.
Maryland was expecting Brown to be a big part of the turnaround from a 2-10 record in 2011, but now it will have to rely on two true freshmen: Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe.
Whoever wins the job will have to endure the pleasure of facing West Virginia, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina in his first collegiate season.
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