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Former Terps quarterback to join radio team

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Published on: Friday, August 23, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Scott McBrien, a DeMatha product and former Maryland quarterback, is set to join the Maryland Sports Radio Network broadcast team for the 2013 campaign.

“We are excited to welcome back a great Terp in Scott McBrien to help enhance our new football game broadcast format,” said Nathan Pine, deputy athletic director for External Operations. “Scott will bring energy and a fresh perspective to our broadcast team.”

McBrien will partner with longtime Maryland play-by-play voice Johnny Holiday and color commentator Tim Strachan as the team’s sideline reporter.

“Scott is one of my all-time favorites that played at the University of Maryland,” said Holliday, who enters his 35th season calling games for the Terrapins. “As a player, he was a terrific leader, with the uncanny ability to make everyone around him better. No question he left his mark as one of the best QBs to come out of College Park.”

During his tenure in College Park, McBrien led the Terrapins to back-to-back postseason wins in bowl games. He earned honorable mention All-ACC honors as a junior in 2002 and was named MVP of the Peach Bowl. As a senior, McBrien threw for a career-high 19 touchdowns and earned MVP honors at the Gator Bowl.

After transferring from West Virginia following the 2000 season, McBrien earned the starting quarterback position at Maryland. He currently ranks as the school’s all-time leader in passing efficiency (142.03) and ranks third with 34 career touchdown passes and fourth with 5,169 passing yards.

McBrien signed with the Green Bay Packers where he spent two seasons. In 2006, the Montgomery County native signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League where he played two seasons.

“We feel very fortunate to have Scott join Tim and I on our broadcasts,” Holliday said. “I feel he will be just as good with a microphone as he was on the football field – two former DeMatha guys! It should be fun.”

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