Just one day after starting his first collegiate game, Maryland has announced quarterback Caleb Rowe suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.
Rowe, a freshman from Landrum, SC, went 23 of 40 for 240 yards in Maryland’s 20-17 loss to Boston College on Saturday. He also threw his first collegiate touchdown pass.
Rowe’s injury is just the latest blow the Terrapins have suffered at the quarterback position. CJ Brown, Perry Hills and now Rowe have torn their ACL’s, and sophomore Devin Burns was diagnosed with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot that knocked him out for the year.
In a statement released by the school, Maryland coach Randy Edsall expressed his remorse over Rowe’s injury. “I feel awful for Caleb. I know how excited he was to get his opportunity to be the quarterback of this team,” said Edsall. “Caleb has a bright future ahead of him and we will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”
While no official announcement has been made, Rowe’s backup Shawn Petty figures to start next week against Georgia Tech. However, Petty is normally a linebacker and has not played quarterback since high school.