Maryland fullback Haroon Brown will graduate this summer and not play football this fall for the Terrapins, a team spokesman said Tuesday.
Brown was the last fullback on the Terrapins’ roster with playing experience. First-year coach Randy Edsall said in April that Taylor Watson, who like Brown would have been a fifth-year senior this fall, would not return for his final season.
Brown’s departure informally leaves Maryland with 81 scholarship players, including just nine seniors. The Terps will serve a three-scholarship penalty this season because their Academic Progress Rate (APR) fell below the NCAA’s mandated cut score. Maryland can have as many as 82 scholarship players this season.
Brown played in 29 games with Maryland, starting three times in September last season. He had one career carry —- a four-yard run last fall against Wake Forest —- and hauled in three career receptions for 31 yards. His lone touchdown was a 3-yard scoring reception against Wake Forest in 2010.
Brown is the latest potential fifth-year senior to not return. Defensive lineman Ian Davidson, defensive end Derek Drummond, linebacker Ben Pooler, quarterback Jamarr Robinson and Watson have all departed the program in the last five months.
With Brown’s departure, the lone holdover from last season at fullback is redshirt freshman Rahsaan Moore. Maryland also signed Tyler Cierski, rated the nation’s No. 4 fullback by Rivals.com, in February.
—- Patrick Stevens