Pitt QB Max Browne done for the year after shoulder surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Max Browne’s college football career is over.

The Pittsburgh quarterback has undergone surgery on his right shoulder and is out for the rest of the season. Browne was injured in the third quarter of a loss to Syracuse last weekend. A graduate transfer from Southern California, Browne had just one season of eligibility remaining.

Browne earned the starting job at Pitt out of training camp but spent much of the first half of the season splitting time with Ben DiNucci. Browne completed 96 of 135 for 997 yards with 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in six games.

Browne signed with the Trojans as a five-star recruit in 2013 but struggled to live up to expectations. He started the first three games of the year for the Trojans in 2016 before being replaced by Sam Darnold.

DiNucci will get the start for the Panthers (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Saturday when they host No. 20 N.C. State (5-1, 3-0).


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