During the 2012 season, then-freshman linebacker Shawn Petty was pushed into one of the most unlikely situations we’ve seen in major college football.
On a roster decimated by injuries at the quarterback position, the 6-foot, 240-pound native of Greenbelt, Md., was forced under center where he helped Maryland limp to the season’s finish line.
Now, Petty is transferring.
After playing one season at his natural linebacker position and contributing on special teams, the junior-to-be has withdrawn from school and will enroll elsewhere in the fall, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
As a linebacker this past season, Petty tallied 24 tackles and two sacks. His most notable performance of the season came in a loss to Syracuse on Nov. 9 when he had six total tackles.