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Maryland 3rd-string QB Max Bortenschlager out for season

The junior hasn’t played on offense this season, but appeared in all four games as the holder.

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Maryland third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager is out for the season following ankle surgery, InsideMdSports reported Tuesday.

Bortenschlager had appeared in all four games this season as the Terps’ holder, but hadn’t appeared on offense. The timing of this surgery will allow him to redshirt this season and have two years of eligibility when he returns.

The former three-star prospect, who joined the Terps late in the 2016 recruiting cycle, started one game as a freshman and eight as a sophomore. He was forced into action when both Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill suffered torn ACLs in the season’s first three games, going 121-for-233 passing for 1,313 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Bortenschlager hadn’t played on offense this season.

After Pigrome and Hill, the Terps’ only other scholarship quarterback is true freshman Tyler DeSue. Walk-ons Legend Brumbaugh, Brian Clarkin and Brayden Hawkins round out the position group.