Maryland mourns loss of former football All-American, Heisman Trophy finalist
Legendary Maryland Terrapins quarterback Jack Scarbath passed on Monday at the age of 90.
Born in the Hamilton section of Baltimore, Scarbath played for Jim Tatum’s Terrapins from 1950-52, leading the program to a 24-4-1 record, earning unanimous first-team All-American honors in 1952 and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting that same year.
Maryland football’s official Twitter account honored him with a release.
Maryland Mourns the Passing of College Football Hall of Famer Jack Scarbath.
A first-team All-American and Heisman Trophy runner up, Scarbath was one of the best to ever wear a Terrapin uniform. https://t.co/Vr9Y8xm13X
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 7, 2020
Selected by the Washington Redskins with the third overall pick in the 1953 National Football League Draft, Scarbath played two seasons with the organization, before joining the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Rough Riders.
He returned to the NFL one year later, rounding out his playing career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1956.
A member of the University’s Board of Regents, Scarbath was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Terrapins’ Athletic Hall of Fame the following year.
Standing at 2-2, Maryland’s 2020 team will conclude their regular season at home on Saturday against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-5) at 12 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.