For a second straight year, Perry Hills had to win the starting job in fall camp.
And for a second straight year, he did. Maryland announced Wednesday morning that Hills will start the Terps’ season opener against Howard. He started eight games in 2015.
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Hills beat out Caleb Rowe, Gage Shaffer, Tyrrell Pigrome and Max Bortenschlager, who all got chances in camp. Coach D.J. Durkin originally called it a five-man race.
Hills took most of the first team reps at Maryland’s open scrimmage on Saturday.
Hills has been at Maryland since 2012 and played seven games as a freshman. Last year, he threw for 1,001 yards with eight touchdowns and 13 interceptions while completing just 50 percent of his passes. He also ran for 535 yards.
The Central Catholic (Pittsburgh) product was a 3-star recruit and the No. 38 pro-style QB in the class of 2012.
In his career, Hills, has thrown for 2,423 yards, 17 TDs and 20 INTs in 17 games.