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Maryland 4-Star QB Caleb Henderson Retiring From Football

A general view of Maryland's football stadium.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: General view of the Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers game at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Terrapins' potential starter at quarterback is stepping away from the field.

Caleb Henderson is giving up his football playing career. The quarterback is retiring.

Maryland's potential starting QB has decided he won't be playing for the Terps in 2018. He'll be sticking with the team, but in an off-field role.

The Washington Post's Roman Stubbs first reported the news:

Maryland quarterback Caleb Henderson will not play in 2018 but will remain with the program in an off-the-field role, team spokesman Dustin Semonavick said on Friday morning.

Henderson, the former Lake Braddock Secondary School star who was the 2013 All-Met Player of the Year, was not able to climb the depth chart during his redshirt junior season at Maryland after transferring from North Carolina in August 2016. It remains unclear exactly what Henderson’s off-the-field role will be, but his departure from the roster nonetheless comes less than a month before Maryland begins spring practice.

Henderson, a former four-star recruit, came to Maryland in 2016. He transferred into the Terrapins' program from North Carolina.

The 6-foot-3 Virginia native took to Twitter to reveal what happened.

"Just want to set the record straight I have been hurt since I broke my foot at the end of spring until the end of my season with my elbow. I was not the same after my surgery. I have decided to step away from my playing days but am going to help Maryland football because I believe in coach Durkin and this program. We will be something as a program very soon. Thank you for all the support over the years I will always have love for the dmv. Thank you and go terps," he wrote.