Maryland junior offensive tackle R.J. Dill has been granted his release in order to transfer to another institution.
“We wish R.J. well in his future athletic and academic pursuits,” head coach Randy Edsall said Monday evening. “We appreciate the commitment and effort R.J. has given to the Maryland football program.”
Dill played in 37 career games, including 33 starts (23 at right tackle; 10 at left tackle). The native of Mechanicsburg, Pa., has one year of eligibility remaining and is expected to graduate in December.
The Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens received an email from Dill explaining his decision…
Today I regret to inform the Terrapin faithful that my family and I have decided it would be best for me to move on with both my academic and athletic endeavors. Therefore I have requested and been granted a release from the Maryland Football program. I leave here with great memories of the University and Terp Nation.
Over my four years here we as a football program have been through a lot, both highs and lows. To all the members of Terp Nation I thank you for your unwavering support from the bottom of my heart. This year was not what we all expected or hoped for, but it has been truly educational and I leave here with no regrets of my time at this great University.
I wish the Maryland Football program nothing but the best. Good luck to everyone involved with the program, from my brothers on the team to Coach Edsall, Coach Brattan and the coaching staff. I will always bleed red, white, black and gold and most of all, I will always be a Terp.
Dill joins RB D.J. Adams and DE David Mackall in deciding to leave College Park following the season.