Shawn Petty was a scout team linebacker for Maryland when last season kicked off. A true freshman, the 6-foot-1, 235-pounder from Greenbelt, Md., was just trying to get into a groove in college and get accustomed to the differences in speed and intensity of the college game.
By November, he was the Terrapins starting quarterback.
Injuries to four other signal callers forced second-year coach Randy Edsall to not only take the redshirt off of Petty, but to move him to his old position in high school.
The Terps lost the four games Petty played, but his numbers werent as bad as one might expect. He completed 39 of his 84 attempts for 500 yards, six touchdowns and only two interceptions. He also ran for a score.
With Marylands quarterback situation improving, as C.J. Brown, Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe are once again healthy, Petty was moved back to linebacker this spring. He is currently listed as the third-team inside linebacker behind junior Cole Farrand and senior Bradley Johnson.