Jeshaun Jones had a huge coming out party a year ago in Maryland’s first game of the season. The freshman accounted for one rushing, one receiving and one passing touchdown in the Terrapins’ upset victory over Texas.
Unfortunately, Jones won’t be able to have that kind of moment in 2019. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Jones suffered a season-ending ACL injury during practice on Monday. The sophomore receiver will miss the year.
Tough injury news for #Terps as wide receiver Jeshaun Jones tore the ACL in his left knee Monday and will miss the season. His 5 receiving touchdowns in 2018 marked the most by a Maryland freshman since Stephon Diggs in 2012.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 6, 2019
Jones was utilized in the rushing and passing game in Matt Canada’s offense last season. He finished his first year with the Terps with 288 receiving yards and 173 rushing yards. He accounted for eight total touchdowns — five receiving, two rushing and one passing.
While Maryland has some explosive playmakers offensively, the returning receiver group is relatively young. Mike Locksley could’ve utilized Jones’ skillset heavily in the aerial attack in College Park.
Unfortunately, Jones won’t get that opportunity this fall.