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Maryland CB Alvin Hill out for the season with knee injury

The Terps' secondary takes a big blow.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Bad news for one of Maryland's most shallow units, as starting cornerback Alvin Hill will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, Matt Zenitz of the Baltimore Sun is reporting.

Hill won the starting job over Jeremiah Johnson during camp, and had tied for the team lead this season with three passes broken up. The junior from Locust Grove, Ga. was beat on a few deep balls against West Virginia but was otherwise having a fine season, with 13 tackles and one interception.

With the news, expect Johnson to start along side Will Likely as Maryland's two primary cornerbacks. Jarrett Ross (one tackle so far this season) was Hill's backup, so the true sophomore from Delaware will probably see a lot more playing time after the injury. That goes as well for true freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu, one of just a few true freshmen to play for the Terrapins so far this season.