Evaluating Maryland quarterback Shawn Petty's debut

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Evaluating Maryland quarterback Shawn Petty's debut
Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

Shawn Petty sat stone-faced inside Gossett Team House on Saturday, every bit as well mannered and easy-going as advertised in the days leading up to his debut start. The absurdity surrounding these Terrapins engulfed the true freshman over the past two weeks, when Petty went from a scout team linebacker who was expected to redshirt to the quarterbacks meeting room, where his new teachers sported three pairs of crutches and one knee brace. Petty always believed he could become an FBS starting quarterback throughout his career at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, even as the only scholarship offers he received came from schools that wanted him to play defense.

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