Maryland Terrapins quarterback Perry Hills suffered a left leg injury in the Terrapins’ game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The injury occurred during an interception thrown by Hills in which he was crushed on the play resulting in him being carted off the field in tears.
The ball was picked off by Wolfpack corner-back David Amerson. Before the interception, Hills was 12/20 for 159 yards in the game and was spreading the ball around nicely.
Hills is a true freshman and has shown great promise this year as the Terrapins signal-caller. After veteran quarterback C.J. Brown tore a knee ligament in August, Hills was inserted into the starting line-up.
Heading into today’s game, Hills had completed 57 percent of his passes with 1177 yards and 8 touchdowns. Hills has built a nice chemistry with fellow true freshman Stefon Diggs as the two have combined to put some points on the board for the Terrapins.
Diggs was one of the most anticipated wide-receiver recruits coming out of high school this year and he has lived up to the hype. He has 21 receptions for 453 yards as well as 3 touchdowns.
If Hills’ injury is serious, which it appears it is, losing this chemistry with Diggs is surely going to hurt the Terrapins moving forward. Diggs has 133 all-purpose yards at halftime of this ACC battle.
Filling in for Hills is third-string quarterback Devin Burns. Burns, a Georgia native, is a sophomore who we may see for some time to come.