The school announced on Wednesday that Taulia Tagovailoa, the quarterback for Maryland, will return for the 2023 season.
In 2022, the Terrapins won eight games, the most since 2010, and Taulia, the younger brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, was named to the second team of the Big Ten. Last season, he threw for 3,008 yards and 18 touchdowns.
“My goal when coming to Maryland was to help Coach [Michael] Locksley turn this program around,” Taulia said in a statement. “After winning back-to-back bowl games, I believe we have things going in the right direction. But we’re not done yet. I’m not done yet. After careful deliberation, I have decided to return for my senior season.”
Maryland’s offense, which finished fourth in the Big Ten last year with 401.2 yards per game, won its last two games, including a 16-12 victory over North Carolina State in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, after going on a three-game losing streak in November. It has won a bowl game in a row for the first time since 2002-2003, the last two years of a three-year run when Ralph Friedgen’s team won at least 10 games.
Taulia is arguably Maryland’s most successful quarterback, having left Alabama after his freshman season in 2019. He holds school records for passing yards (7,879), passing touchdowns (51), completions (665), completion percentage (67.4), and total offense (8,067 yards) over his entire career.
The Terrapins begin Big Ten play at Michigan State on September 23 and face Towson on September 2.