Tyrrell Pigrome played in all but one game as a true freshman in 2016.
On Monday, Maryland released their depth chart and Pigrome was revealed as the team’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Texas. Freshman Kasim Hill will be Pigrome’s primary backup and sophomore Max Bortenschlager will serve as the third string signal caller.
North Carolina transfer Caleb Henderson wasn’t listed on the depth chart despite receiving rave reviews in the spring. Henderson has been nursing an ankle injury ever since and fell out of the race for the starting job.
In recent weeks, it appeared to be a two-horse race between Pigrome and Hill for the starting job. In the end, the more experienced option won out.
Pigrome played in 12 games last season and started against Minnesota on Oct. 15. The Alabama native completed 18-of-37 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown while throwing a pair of interceptions.
On the season, Pigrome completed 37-of-71 passes (52.1 percent) for 322 yards while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. In addition, the mobile quarterback rushed for 254 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
Perry Hills was the team’s starting quarterback for the bulk of the 2016 season. However, he was limited in several games due to injury, so Pigrome saw plenty of action.
Pigrome completed seven passes against Ohio State and five against Penn State in relief duty. He also rushed for a touchdown in a 38-14 defeat at the hands of the Nittany Lions.
The former three-star signal caller will get his moment in the sun against a defense that finished in the middle of the pack in the Big 12 a season ago.