Jared Bernhardt, a three-time USILA All-American at Maryland, announced that he plans to play football at D2 powerhouse, Ferris State next season.
Bernhardt, who entered the transfer portal in August in hopes of getting back on the gridiron, starred as an option quarterback in high school. He had an offer from Navy to play football but chose lacrosse instead.
Ferris State runs an offense similar to Bernhardt’s Lake Brantley (Fla.) days, so perhaps his quarterbacking days aren’t over. Last season, Ferris State — a Division II school in Michigan — fell in the Division II semifinals. Ferris State was the Division II runner up in 2018.
Bernhardt finishes his Maryland career with 131 goals and 60 assists. His 131 goals rank fifth in program history, and had the season not been canceled due to COVID-19, he could have reached Matt Rambo’s career program record of 155.