Former Terp O’Brien enrolls at Catawba


After the Maryland Terrapins 2010 football season, you could probably ask most students around college park who their favorite player was and you’d probably get the same response from most; Danny O’Brien.

The former Maryland quarterback led the Terps to a 9-4 record and garnered ACC Rookie of the Year honors.  Despite team’s previous successes, offensive coordinator James Franklin chose to leave for a head coaching gig at Vanderbilt and head coach Ralph Friedgen was relieved of his duties.  O’Brien was one of the few constants left with many variables surrounding him.  In came Randy Edsall, and out went Danny after just one season.  O’Brien, who graduated from Maryland after just three years, transferred to University of Wisconsin where he once again went from the starter to the bench.

O’Brien’s window appeared to be shutting until the former top prospect found Division II’s Catawba College near his North Carolina home.  O’Brien was given the shot to complete his career from first-year head coach Curtis Walker. Danny will be a fifth year Senior and should fit well in the Pro-style offense.  The tribe begins their season against as O’Brien hopes to resuscitate a once promising career.