When Marshall University's football team takes the field Wednesday, expect a new player to make an appearance.

And, he's a player who made national headlines previously in NCAA Division I.

Former University of Maryland linebacker Shawn Petty, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound product out of Greenbelt, Md., is expected to join the Thundering Herd after finalizing his transfer paperwork from the Terrapins.

Petty played against Marshall in the 2013 Military Bowl, but didn't record any statistics.

The Class of 2012 product from Eleanor Roosevelt High School joined Maryland in fall 2012 and was expected to redshirt after serving as a scout team linebacker for much of the season.

However, the Terrapins lost all their quarterbacks because of injuries and Petty, who was listed as an athlete out of high school, took over under center. He ended up playing in four games at quarterback.

He finished the 2012 season completing 39 of 84 passes for 500 yards and six touchdowns while also rushing for another score.