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Josh Jackson Named Maryland's Starting Quarterback

August 26, 2019
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland football head coach Michael Locksley has named junior Josh Jackson the starting quarterback for the Terps heading into the 2019 season. A full depth chart will be released Aug. 27. 

"After an extremely tight camp battle, we felt that Josh earned the starting role," said Locksley. "Josh and Piggy (Tyrrell Pigrome) pushed each other throughout the summer and into camp. We are excited about the talent in the quarterback room and strongly feel that we can win with both guys. We'll find ways to utilize each of their talents, but are confident with Josh leading the team."

Jackson, who earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, transferred to Maryland in May. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound quarterback started all 13 games for the Hokies in 2017, throwing for 2,991 yards and 20 touchdowns, while also rushing for 324 yards and 6 touchdowns during his redshirt freshman season.

Jackson led all Power Five freshmen quarterbacks in passing yards and completions (236), while ranking second in touchdown passes. An Ann Arbor, Michigan native, Jackson set Virginia Tech freshmen records for touchdown passes, passing yards and 200+ yard passing games (9). Jackson started the first three games of the 2018 season for the Hokies before suffering a season-ending injury. 

Maryland opens its 2019 season Aug. 31 at home against Howard. The game is set for a noon kickoff and can be seen on Big Ten Network. 

-- Maryland Athletics press release

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics