Hills done for year with torn ACL

Hills done for year with torn ACL
October 22, 2012, 11:30 am
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The injury suffered by quarterback Perry Hills during Saturday’s loss to North Carolina State appeared ominous. Test results confirmed it.
 
Hills suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season, the school announced on Monday.
 
Thrust into action following incumbent starter C.J. Brown’s season-ending injury during early practices, Hills became just the third true freshman to start for Maryland. In seven starts he completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,336 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for three scores.
 
"I am very disappointed for Perry," said coach Randy Edsall. "I was proud of the way he stepped in this season and led our team. Perry is a great competitor and I know how strongly his teammates feel about him. We will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”
 
At quarterback the Terps now turn to Devin Burns and Caleb Rowe. Burns initially replaced Hills and used his mobility to help Maryland rally from halftime deficit with 15 second half points. Rowe, another true freshman, made his debut on the final drive and quickly moved the offense into position for a game-winning 33-yard field goal. Kicker Brad Craddock's attempt  hit the left upright as Maryland (4-3, 2-1 ACC) suffered its first conference loss of the season.