The Washington Times - November 5, 2012, 11:48AM

Maryland linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield will miss the rest the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Hartsfield, a senior who leads the Terrapins with 78 tackles, was injured late in the second quarter of Saturday’s 33-13 loss to Georgia Tech.


Hartsfield ranks 15th in school history with 338 tackles, a figure that also leads all active ACC players. His 38 career starts is the most among current Maryland players.

“This is another tough loss for the program,” coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “Demetrius is a captain and has been a leader of this defense both on and off the field. I feel terrible for him because I know how much the game means to him. To have his senior year cut short is just disheartening. We will be here to support him through the rehab process and help him with his transition towards the next stage of his career.”

Sophomore L.A Goree took over for Hartsfield after his departure Saturday.

Hartsfield is the fifth Terp to be lost for the season to an ACL tear, joining quarterbacks C.J. Brown, Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe and defensive lineman Andre Monroe.