A pair of local student-athletes have been dismissed from the University of Maryland football team for the 2014 season.
As a result of a violation of Maryland’s Student Code of Conduct, Levern Jacobs and A.J. Hendy will not participate with the team this year, the school announced on Friday.
“I have spoken with Levern and A.J. and expressed my disappointment with their actions,” Maryland head coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “They showed poor judgment and failed to uphold the standards of a student-athlete at the University of Maryland. Both Levern and A.J. were regretful and apologetic about their role in this incident and understand that their actions will not allow them to participate in the upcoming football season.”
Jacobs, a Suitland High product, started four games at wide receiver last season. As a sophomore, Jacobs led the team in receptions (47) and receiving yards (640) and finished with three touchdown receptions.
During his senior campaign at Suitland, Jacobs amassed 40 catches and scored eight touchdowns. He was ranked among the nation’s top wide receivers and played in the 2010 Crab Bowl.
Meanwhile, Hendy, a Bowie High product, played in 12 games and made three starts at defensive back last season.
As a high school senior, Hendy compiled 592 receiving yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Bulldogs. He also had three punt returns for touchdowns, 30 tackles, five interceptions including three returned for scores.