COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback C.J. Brown #16 of the Maryland Terrapins throws a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the second half at Byrd Stadium on October 15, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Maryland Names True Freshman Starter After C.J. Brown Injury

Maryland football has suffered another major blow, losing starting quarterback C.J. Brown for the year. He's backed by a pair of true freshmen.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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Perry Hills Named Maryland Starter After C.J. Brown Injury

True freshman Perry Hills will be the man at quarterback for Randy Edsall's Maryland squad when it opens its season, the coach tweeted Tuesday morning:

Hills was slated to be the backup before a season-ending injury to C.J. Brown, but Brown's injury necessitated a battle for the starting gig. Competing were Hills, Rowe -- also a true freshman -- and Burns, who had started out as a QB, was switched to wide receiver last spring and had to return under center following Brown's injury. Hills always had the edge on the job, so the announcement comes as no surprise.

There's not really much to go on regarding Hills: just a scrimmage Saturday where he apparently impressed. But with the cupboard absolutely bare at the QB spot, the Terrapins will have to hope Hills can guide their depleted roster this season.

It will only be the second time a Maryland freshman has started at QB in their season opener. The other, Calvin McCall -- a redshirt freshman in 1999 -- went 10-for-23 for 100 yards in a 6-0 win. So Hills has nowhere to go but up.

For more on Terrapins football, there's Testudo Times as well as SB Nation DC.

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C.J. Brown Injury A Freak Accident During Non-Contact Drill

University of Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the season ending injury sustained by starting quarterback C.J. Brown during practice. The junior quarterback tore his ACL in his right knee while running upfield during a two-minute, non-contact drill.

According to Edsall, it is a move Brown has made on several occasions without issue.

Former teammate Danny O'Brien sent well wishes to Brown via twitter after the injury was made public. In 2011, Brown took the starting spot from O'Brien around midseason and went onto throw for 842 yards and rush for 574.

O'Brien has since transferred to the University of Wisconsin, which leaves Perry Ellis as the assumed starter at Maryland, with Caleb Rowe waiting in the wings.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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C.J. Brown Injury: Maryland QB Done For The Year With Torn ACL

Maryland football has suffered another major blow, losing starting quarterback C.J. Brown for the year. He's backed by a pair of true freshmen.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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