Linebacker Kenny Tate will undergo his season-ending surgery sometime later in the week, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall announced on Tuesday. Tate was ruled out for the season by the school on Sunday after missing the past three games. The school will not announce his injury, though it appears to be something on his leg. This according to the Washington Post.
The Terps will also be applying for a medical redshirt for Tate, who played in just four games this season. If he receives it, Edsall said he would play linebacker next season. Tate was an all-ACC performer at safety, but Edsall and his staff moved him to linebacker this season to allow him to play closer to the line of scrimmage. Tate struggled with the transition, but Edsall said he believes linebacker is Tate's best position. Via Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times:
Edsall: "That's what he is. I think that's his best position to play at the next level and that's his best position for us."
It remains unclear if the Terps do indeed receive the redshirt. Tate is right on the border of eligibility.
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