Former Maryland CB Dexter McDougle tears ACL during practice

Former Maryland CB Dexter McDougle tears ACL during practice
August 10, 2014, 2:45 pm
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(Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle tore his ACL during a training camp practice with the New York Jets on Sunday, the team announced via Twitter early this afternoon.

McDougle was selected by the Jets in the third round of this year's NFL Draft.

He appeared in only three games this past season for Maryland before his college career was ended by injury in Week 3 against Connecticut. While making an open-field tackle, McDougle's shoulder collided awkwardly with an opponent, fracturing his shoulder blade. 

He remained with the team during his recovery and the program's march to the Military Bowl. Come the spring, he participated in front of NFL scouts at the team's pro day in his first live, public action since undergoing surgery to repair the injury.

While at Maryland's pro day, he posted a 37-inch vertical leap and a 40-yard dash that ranged from 4.47 to 4.53. 

He was the only Maryland Terrapin taken in this year's NFL Draft. He signed a rookie contract with the team in June.