Caleb Rowe out for the Season
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall on Sunday announced that starting quarterback Caleb Rowe has suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the season.
Rowe, a freshman who started his first game of season, suffered the injury during Saturday’s game against Boston College.
“I feel awful for Caleb. I know how excited he was to get his opportunity to be the quarterback of this team,” Edsall said. “Caleb has a bright future ahead of him and we will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”
Rowe made his collegiate debut, coming off the bench in the fourth quarter against NC State to lead the Terrapins on a three-play 61-yard drive. On the drive he completed both of his passes for 50 yards and had an 11-yard run.
In his first start, Rowe went 23 of 42 for 240 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. He became the first Maryland QB with 40 pass attempts in a game since C.J. Brown vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 19, 2011.
Rowe was just the fourth true freshman quarterback, and second during the 2012 season, to start for Maryland in school history. He also became the sixth true freshmen to start on either offense or defense for the Terrapins this season.
(Note: Freshman LB Shawn Petty is likely to become Maryland’s starting QB moving forward. Petty played both positions at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.)