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Terps walk-on QB Ryan Brand took an unlikely path to a likely start vs. Michigan

Terps walk-on QB Ryan Brand took an unlikely path to a likely start vs. Michigan

Ever since he led the Maryland football team on an impressive 17-play drive late in the fourth quarter of last Saturday’s 31-24 loss at Rutgers, much about Ryan Brand’s future with the Terps has changed.

In the immediate future, beginning with Saturday’s home game against Michigan, the redshirt sophomore walk-on could make his first college start if fellow sophomore Max Bortenschlager is ruled out.

Bortenschlager suffered what appeared to be an upper-body injury against the Scarlet Knights after getting tackled hard while trying to get a first down.

Though coach DJ Durkin would not divulge the nature of Bortenschlager’s injury or whom he he planned to start against the...

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