“After an open competition through the spring and the first two-plus weeks of training camp, we’re excited to move forward with Perry Hills as our starting quarterback,” said Durkin. “Perry has embraced this challenge from day one and has put in the work and shown improvement every day. He’s grasped our offense and the way we want to do things, and has shown tremendous leadership.”
Hills started eight games for the Terps in 2015, passing for 1,001 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for 535 yards, the fourth-most by a Maryland quarterback in a single season.
Hills will be tasked to cut down the turnovers. Last season he threw 13 of the Terps’ 29 interceptions.