Maryland announced on Monday that transfer Josh Jackson will be the starting quarterback for the Terps this season.
Jackson beat out quarterback Tyrell Pigrome, who appeared in 11 games and started twice last season.
“After an extremely tight camp battle, we felt that Josh earned the starting role,” Maryland Head Coach Mike Locksley said in a release. “Josh and [Pigrome] pushed each other throughout the summer and into camp. We are excited about the talent in the quarterback room and strongly feel that we can win with both guys. We’ll find ways to utilize each of their talents, but are confident with Josh leading the team.”
Jackson transferred to College Park in May after spending time at Virginia Tech where he put together a solid resume. During Jackson’s freshman season, he ranked first among Power Five freshmen quarterbacks in passing yards (2,991) and second in touchdowns (20).
Jackson’s redshirt sophomore season with the Hokies was cut short due to a fractured left fibula he suffered three games into the 2018 season.
Maryland will open the 2019 season at home against Howard University on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is scheduled for noon.