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Transfer Josh Jackson wins Maryland starting QB job

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Josh Jackson has won the Maryland Terrapins’ starting quarterback job as expected.

Maryland announced on Monday that Jackson, a redshirt junior, will be the team’s starting quarterback in the first game of the season. Jackson is a graduate transfer from Virginia Tech and came over to the Terrapins’ program in May.

Jackson passed for 20 touchdowns and rushed for six more during his freshman season in 2017. He passed for 575 yards and five touchdowns in three games last season for the Hokies. Jackson missed most of the season after suffering a broken leg in September.

Jackson and Tyrrell Pigrome were competing for the starting job.

“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,” first-year head coach Mike Locksley said regarding the decision.

The Terps open the season on Saturday at home against Howard.

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