Maryland Football Player Previews: Caleb Rowe


Oct 4, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins quarterback Caleb Rowe (7) is sacked by Ohio State Buckeyes lineman Tracy Sprinkle (93) at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach the opening of the 2015-16 college football season, it’s time to take a look at how the Maryland Terrapins will stack up. There are a number of players who will be counted on to step up and perform if the Terps are going to have a successful year. I will be doing previews of the most important players for Maryland football in the upcoming season. First up is senior Caleb Rowe, who is expected to be the starting quarterback come Week 1.

What He’s Done:

Rowe has played in a total of 13 games for the Terps. His best season came in 2013, when he played seven games and completed 64 passes for 989 yards and five touchdowns to just three interceptions. Rowe has battled numerous injuries throughout his career, including two ACL injuries. Those injuries, along with C.J. Brown holding down the starting spot, have limited Rowe’s opportunities under center. 

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2015 Outlook:

For once, Caleb Rowe is expected to be fully healthy heading into the season. Rowe’s main competition for the starting role will likely be Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman, who recently joined the Terps. However, the spot is likely Rowe’s to lose as long as he’s healthy because of his familiarity with the Maryland offense.

Even though Rowe has familiarity, this season still figures to be a process for the Terps’ offense. Maryland has a couple good running backs, but the receiving corps is very depleted right now. The Terps are going to enter the season without their top four receivers from a season ago.

Expect Rowe to struggle at times this season, but not because of a shortage of talent on his part, but a shortage of proven talent around him.

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