Joe Bearns leaving Maryland football, enters the transfer portal

Maryland football saw another rotational piece hit the transfer portal today.

Fullback Joe Bearns has entered the transfer portal, ending his two-year career in College Park.

Bearns, a former three-star prospect out of St. Frances, becomes the fifth former Panther to leaves the program this offseason joining TJ Butler, Zion Shockley, John Griffith and Jakhi Green. With former assistant Mike Miller leading the way, Bearns announced his commitment to Maryland in February of 2020 just four days after picking up the offer.

After missing the 2021 season due to injury, the redshirt freshman appeared in all but two games last season and started in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl as Bearns became an integral part in the Terps’ redzone offense. Along with becoming an all-academic Big Ten selection last fall, Bearns had just one carry for five yards last season. Bearns battled through injuries again this spring, though he leaves the program just four days ahead of the spring game.

Joe Bearns joins Keon Kindred, Coltin Deery, Tank Booker, Anthony Pecorella, Bam Boker and Mason Lunsford as outgoing departures for Maryland this spring. The Terps currently have eight scholarships available ahead of the 2023 season, but were able to add a piece on the defensive side of the ball when Angelo State lineman Tre’Darius Colbert committed last week. Maryland hosted another portal lineman over the weekend while another will head to campus this week.

Maryland wraps up its spring with the annual Red-White game set for this Saturday, April 29 at 12 PM.

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