Maryland Wide Receiver Dontay Demus Jr. Ruled Out for the Season Following Knee Surgery

By 11W Staff on October 5, 2021 at 1:16 pm
Maryland wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr.
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Maryland star wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr. was ruled out for the season following surgery on his left knee, Terps coach Mike Locksley revealed at his Tuesday press conference.

Demus injured his knee on a second-quarter kickoff return against No. 3 Iowa Friday night, in a game the Terrapins would go on to lose to the Hawkeyes, 51-14. At the time, Demus was leading the game with 61 receiving yards but would leave the field on a cart, promising he'd be back.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior was well on his way to having a monster year for Maryland, with 28 receptions for 507 yards in a little over four games played for the Terps. In his absence, sophomore wide receiver Rakim Jarrett, who has 21 catches for 276 yards and four touchdowns on the year, will look to take on a larger role in Maryland's offense.

The Terrapins travel to Ohio State Saturday for a noon kickoff against the No. 7 Buckeyes.

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