COLLEGE PARK — Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs was suspended for the season Friday for violating the school’s student code of conduct, leaving the football team without one Jacobs brother.
Now the Terps may be without his little brother as well.
Redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs, one of the players expected to help replace his brother at wide receiver, suffered a meniscus injury while battling for a pass early in the first quarter.
A Maryland spokesman said the team will have more information on the injury Sunday. Jacobs was expected to undergo an MRI Saturday night or early Sunday.
Fortunately for the Terps, they have proven players who can step in at the third receiver spot.
Junior Marcus Leak, who replaced Jacobs after he got hurt, sat out last season but was a full-time starter in 2012 and had two catches for 17 yards Saturday.
Maryland also has sophomore Amba Etta-Tawo, who finished with 31 catches for 500 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Converted running back Jacquille Veii saw time as well. Veii works strictly in the slot, but he served as the Terps’ fourth receiver.
The Jacobs “are our brothers, and we’re going to continue to pray for them,” starting wide receiver Deon Long said, “but it shouldn’t be an issue.”