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MM 2.20 Tyler DeSue announces retirement, leaving Maryland football with two scholarship quarterbacks

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Howard at Maryland Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Maryland football quarterback Tyler DeSue announced Wednesday that he’ll be stepping away from his football career and retiring via his Twitter account.

“Today is the day that I put my best foot forward and leave my playing days in the past,” DeSue said in his announcement tweet. “I absolutely love everyone who has supported me and been there for me along this journey but it’s time to hang up the cleats and move on.”

The sophomore is now the third quarterback to depart from the Terps football program this offseason, leaving head coach Mike Locksley with just two scholarship players at the position Josh Jackson and Lance LeGendre.

DeSue appeared in five games during the 2019 season, scoring his first career touchdown on a five-yard run against Howard. He threw his first career touchdown pass against Minnesota, a 59-yard completion to Tayon Fleet-Davis.

While his football career is seemingly over, DeSue plans continue his education at Maryland.

Editors note: DeSue has served as a photographer for Testudo Times since January 2020, and will continue to do so.

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