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With Shawn Petty at QB, element of surprise could help Terps vs. Ga. Tech

With Shawn Petty at QB, element of surprise could help Terps vs. Ga. Tech

Shawn Petty is listed at 230 pounds, but he looked bigger than that as he took practice snaps in the end zone last week, dwarfing the other skill-position players standing around him.

Petty — the converted freshman linebacker who will start at quarterback for the Terps against Georgia Tech on Saturday — seemed almost as wide as the center hiking him the ball during warmups before the Boston College game.

He outweighs each of the four previous Maryland quarterbacks — all sidelined by season-ending injuries — by at least 25 pounds.

"I was surprised he was listed at 230. I had him at 240 pounds," said Tom Green, Petty's coach at Greenbelt's...

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