Maryland coach Randy Edsall said four former walk-ons have been granted scholarships for the 2011 season.
Seniors Tim Downs, Webb Dulin and Anthony Green and junior Ryan Schlothauer are now on scholarship. Despite being limited to 82 scholarships as part of an NCAA penalty connected to the program’s Academic Progress Rate score, Maryland had vacant scholarships after 12 players with eligibility remaining left the program since the beginning of the year.
Downs is a two-year starter at long snapper, playing in 25 games while handling all of the Terrapins’ field goal, PAT and punt snaps.
Dulin, a wide receiver, saw action both as a deep reserve and also on special teams a year ago.
Green, a safety, spent part of his career at Maryland as a reserve quarterback. He played in five games last year, mostly on special teams.
Schlothauer, a 6-foot-5 tight end, played in all 13 games last year. He also saw much of his time on special teams.
—- Patrick Stevens