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Maryland starts Kasim Hill at quarterback vs. Texas

The redshirt freshman is getting his shot.

NCAA Football: Towson at Maryland Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

On Maryland football’s first depth chart of the season, quarterbacks Kasim Hill and Tyrrell Pigrome were listed as co-starters, and interim head coach Matt Canada did not name a starter at the weekly availability.

But against Texas, Hill lined up under center to start the game. It was a reversal of last year, where Pigrome started the game with Hill as a backup.

Hill relieved Pigrome after he went down with a torn ACL to finish off the 51-41 upset win. The redshirt freshman started the next two games against Towson and UCF, only to tear his ACL against the Knights. He finished last year with 204 passing yards and two touchdowns and 60 rushing yards and a touchdown.Without its top two quarterbacks, the Terps went 2-7 in Big Ten play.

Hill was one of Maryland’s first commits in the 2017 recruiting class, and has been deemed Maryland’s quarterback of the future ever since. On Saturday, the future became the present.