Maryland quarterback/wide receiver Devin Burns intends to transfer, a team spokesman said Tuesday.
Burns was one of four scholarship quarterbacks lost for the season last year. His is still recovering from a Lisfranc injury, and coach Randy Edsall said last month it was possible Burns could be limited in the spring.
If he does participate in spring ball, it will happen elsewhere.
Burns, who arrived at Maryland as a quarterback, moved to wide receiver after Edsall's hire in early 2011. As a redshirt freshman, he caught one pass for 17 yards.
Last year, Burns volunteered to move back to quarterback after C.J. Brown was lost for the season with a torn ACL in August. Burns made cameos against West Virginia and Virginia, but received his most extensive playing time Oct. 20 against N.C. State.
Burns entered in place of Perry Hills, who suffered a torn ACL of his own, and rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown while completing three of four passes for 47 yards to help give the Terps a chance to pull off a surprising victory. However, he was injured in the fourth quarter, and five days later Maryland announced he would be done for the season.
Burns' departure takes one option out of what looked to be a crowded quarterback competition next season. Brown, Hills and Caleb Rowe all figure to return from their ACL injuries, while transfer Ricardo Young will also be in the mix for Maryland. Edsall gave no indication last month Burns would move back to receiver.
Maryland has not experienced nearly the same sort of roster exodus as last year, with Burns' exit marking only the fourth scholarship player to leave since the start of the 2012 season. Nonetheless, 11 of the Terps' 19 scholarship true freshmen from the 2010 season are no longer with the program.
--- Patrick Stevens