Terps' DeArmas, Marchese switch to I-AA schools COLLEGE FOOTBALL

August 11, 1993|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,Staff Writer

Two transfers from last season's Maryland football team will take advantage of an NCAA rule change and play in the Division I-AA Yankee Conference this year.

Dave DeArmas, the Terps' punter and place-kicker last season, is enrolled at the University of Connecticut, and reserve quarterback Tom Marchese has moved to Villanova. NCAA rules regarding transfers were changed earlier this year, and because players moving from Division I-A to I-AA no longer have to sit out a season, both will be eligible to play this fall.

DeArmas took over the kicking jobs last season from his brother Dan, who had been the punter and place-kicker the three previous seasons. As a redshirt freshman, Dave DeArmas made 10 of 17 field-goal tries -- 3-for-6 from 30-39 yards and 0-for-4 from 40-49 -- and punted for a 34.2-yard average.

Marchese, a redshirt sophomore from Dunmore, Pa., played in one game last year, throwing one incomplete pass.

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