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      C.J. Brown injury: Maryland Terrapins quarterback out for season

      Brown was a dual threat with his legs and arm in 2011. Photo: Associated Press

      The Maryland Terrapins offense took a major blow Wednesday with the loss of starting quarterback C.J. Brown for the season with a torn ACL.

      Brown, a junior who stepped into the starting role during the 2011 season,{} proved to be a major running threat for the Terrapins. In 10 games last season, Brown rushed for 574 net yards.

      He also passed for 842 yards and seven touchdowns in his first season as a starter.

      "He's worked incredibly hard to be the starting quarterback of this team," Edsall said in a statement. "He's stepped up and been a tremendous leader."

      Brown suffered the injury during a non-contact drill. Edsall says that he'll be missed on the field this season, but will still be a leader in the locker room and on the field.

      "As a captain and team leader he'll do everything he can to help mentor the other quarterbacks on our team," Edsall said.

      Two true freshmen quarterbacks - Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe - sit behind Brown on the team's depth chart.