Maryland defensive end Isaiah Ross, who would have been a fifth-year senior in 2013, has been suspended from the football team for one year because he violated university policy, the school announced late Friday afternoon. He will remain enrolled at Maryland.
In addition, offensive lineman Pete White is leaving the team for personal reasons but will remain in school. White also would have been a fifth-year senior in 2013.
Ross played in six games for Maryland in 2012, making four tackles. In 2011, he started the season opener against Miami — his first career start — but suffered a season-ending knee injury and redshirted. As a sophomore in 2010, Ross played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive lineman and was tied for third on the team in sacks (2.5). His freshman season was also cut short by a knee injury.
Ross was a first-team All-Met out of Eleanor Roosevelt High in 2008.
White, a highly touted recruit out of St. John’s in the District who also was a first-team All-Met in 2008, played in three games for Maryland in 2012. He played in all 12 games in 2011, starting six.
This leaves the Terps with 82 scholarship players left (83 if counting Alex Walker, who’s scholarship status right now is uncertain). Of those, just 10 are seniors.