Maryland Football: Tyrrell Pigrome to start at quarterback versus Texas

COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome
COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome /

The Maryland football depth chart for the 2017 season has been released with Terps head coach D.J. Durkin electing to start sophomore Tyrell Pigrome at quarterback in the season opener against No. 23 Texas.

According to Don Markus of The Baltimore Sun, Maryland football has named sophomore quarterback Tyrell Pigrome the starter, along with the rest of the Maryland football depth chart as they open their season on the road versus No. 23 Texas.

Pigrome saw action in 11 games last season, starting only one game.  He finished the season with 322 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 254 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.

His 254 rushing yards and four touchdowns both ranked third on the team last season. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound quarterback from Pinson, Alabama played his high school football at Clay-Chalkville High School.

In addition, he was named the 2015 Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year, Alabama 6A Offensive Player of the Year, played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game and was named a two-time Alabama Mr. Football runner-up. He won a state title as a junior, which was his first of two appearances in the championship game.

Moments after reports surfaced that Pigrome will start at No. 23 Texas this weekend for the Terps, PR Director for Terps football Dustin Semonavick tweeted the complete Maryland football depth chart which you can find below.

Pigrome earned the starting job for Maryland football and will be backed up by freshman Kasim Hill and sophomore Max Bortenschlager, both of whom are capable options to come in and relieve Pigrome if needed.

Next: An in-depth preview of Maryland vs. No. 23 Texas

Pigrome faces a tough task ahead against a nationally ranked Texas team who is an 18-point favorite against the Terps football team, per the spread consensus at Odds Shark.