Pair of Terps transferring from Maryland


Late this past week, a pair of Maryland football players decided they would finish their respective playing careers elsewhere.

The school confirmed Friday that safety Zach Dancel and running back Albert Reid (pictured) have decided to transfer out of Randy Edsall‘s football program. No reason for the parting of ways was given, although depth-chart positioning may have played a role in the twin decisions.

As both players will be graduate transfers, they would be eligible to play immediately in 2015 if another FBS team is their landing spot. Reid had been granted a medical hardship waiver earlier this month.

A four-star member of the Terrapins’ 2012 recruiting class, Reid was third on the team in rushing in 2013 with 294 yards. He ran for just 61 yards in 2014, and was having trouble moving up the depth chart in a crowded backfield this spring.

Dancel began his collegiate career at New Mexico before transferring to Maryland following the 2011 season. After sitting out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Dancel played in 22 games the past two years. He started one game, in 2014, for the Terps.