Maryland football will have two notable alumni on the field when the Minnesota Vikings open up their 2016 season against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.
In the wake of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s torn ACL, Maryland’s Shaun Hill will be the team’s starter, according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Vikings players were informed QB Shaun Hill is expected to start this week, sources say. The team hasn’t made a formal announcement.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2016
Lining up at wide receiver for Minnesota will be Stefon Diggs, who ended up a steal as a fifth-round draft pick last season. He made 52 receptions for 720 yards in 2015 as a rookie.
Hill’s starting spot might not be assured after Week 1, though. The Vikings acquired Sam Bradford in a trade with the Eagles just last week, and he’ll surely be competing with Hill once he gets a grasp of the team’s playbook.
Hill started for Maryland in 2000 and 2001, finishing with a career 6.9 yards per attempt average and a completion percentage of 59.3. He is entering his 11th NFL season.