Cockerille, who did not make the trip to Detroit, also finished with eight tackles for loss and three sacks in his first full season on the defensive side of the ball. The former Gilman star cemented himself as one of Maryland’s most productive players in 2016 after two position changes during his first three seasons in College Park. Originally recruited as a quarterback in 2013, Cockerille played his first two seasons under center before switching to fullback as a redshirt sophomore in 2015.
With Cockerille out, junior Jalen Brooks is expected to start on Monday against Boston College.
Maryland already has two players suspended for its first postseason game in two years. True freshman running back Lorenzo Harrison and true freshman wide receiver DJ Turner are still indefinitely suspended after being charged for their role in multiple BB gun shooting incidents on campus in November. While Maryland Coach DJ Durkin said last week that the university’s Office of Student Conduct is still in the process of ruling on both players, Harrison and Turner did make the trip to Detroit.