The favorite to land Maryland’s starting quarterback job this upcoming season is hoping to extend his stay in College Park beyond 2015.
According to the Washington Post, Randy Edsall confirmed that the school is seeking a medical redshirt for Caleb Rowe, which would give the rising senior quarterback another season of eligibility. Rowe tore the ACL in his left knee during a practice this past October, the same knee he suffered the same injury in the same month back in 2012.
As Rowe played in only four games in 2014, with none of the appearances coming after the midpoint of the season, a medical redshirt would seem to be a near-certainty. He won’t be eligible for a medical redshirt for the 2012 season as he played in games in two games at and past halfway through that year.
If granted the waiver, Rowe’s eligibility would extend to 2016. If not, 2015 would be his last season, provided he doesn’t suffer another injury early on that could net him a waiver.
This past season, Rowe completed 63 percent of his 54 passes for 489 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. His most meaningful action came in late in the first month of the season when he replaced an injured C.J. Brown in the Sept. 27 over Indiana, then took over for an ineffective Brown the following weekend in the loss to Ohio State.