Maryland football starts its season in 45 days. Until then, we’re profiling every player on the roster as part of our Profiles in Terpage series.
Andrew Isaacs, tight end
Weight 240 pounds:
Year: Redshirt junior
High school: Manchester (Conn.)
Jersey number: 44
How Isaacs got to College Park
Isaacs was one of the more heralded out-of-state gets of Randy Edsall’s time at Maryland. Rated as a high three-star or four-star recruit by the major recruiting services, Isaacs committed to Maryland in the 2012 class.
It doesn’t exactly feel this way, but Isaacs has been at Maryland for four years. He’s just had rotten injury luck, so he’s only played in 15 games, and a bunch of those have been exclusively special-teams performances. He hasn’t played since before the midway point of the 2014 season, but he was an active participant in spring practices after that knee injury two years ago knocked him out of commission.
A highlight so far
Isaacs caught his first career pass in a loss to West Virginia in 2014, which was a nice moment for him. Hopefully he’ll get a few more whacks at it this year.
What a dream season would look like
Isaacs catches a lot of passes, blocks well and becomes Maryland’s No. 1 tight end, in addition to one of the as-yet unnamed Maryland starting quarterback’s most reliable targets. That’d be good.
Sophomore Avery Edwards is going to be Maryland’s top pass-catching tight end, as he was last season and as he’ll probably be until the day he leaves College Park. But Isaacs is big and mobile, and there should be plenty of snaps for him.
The next player in the series ...
... is an under-the-radar Floridian who plays a position of need.