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Top Returning Clemson RB Out For Season

TIGER TAILBACK FELLED BY FOOT INJURY … Clemson University’s football program suffered a major blow when its top returning running back – junior Zac Brooks – was lost for the season due to a foot injury. “Zac was having an outstanding camp and was ready for a terrific year,” Clemson…

TIGER TAILBACK FELLED BY FOOT INJURY …

Clemson University’s football program suffered a major blow when its top returning running back – junior Zac Brooks – was lost for the season due to a foot injury.

“Zac was having an outstanding camp and was ready for a terrific year,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said.  “The plan is for Zac to sit out this year due to the injury and come back next year as a red-shirt junior. This is a big loss because he is such a reliable player in all phases of the game.  He knows the offense inside and out.”

Brooks carried the football 48 times for 246 yards in 2013 – scoring a pair of touchdowns.  He also caught six passes for 83 yards and another touchdown.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Jonesboro, Arkansas was the number two running back on the Clemson depth chart heading into the 2014 season opener against No. 12 Georgia.

Last year, Jones caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Tajh Boyd to help lift the Tigers to a 38-35 win over the Bulldogs.

Brooks’ injury places additional pressure on senior tailback D.J. Howard, who was listed as the team’s top tailback heading into the 2014 campaign.  Clemson has boasted a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the last three seasons.

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8 comments

Smirks August 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Sucks to hear, hope the guy recovers OK.

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Gamecock Hall of Fame August 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

much more to this story – give it a few days.

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E Norma scok August 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Lol…there’s always a conspiracy, isn’t there

USC fans make me laugh

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U tiny Penis August 24, 2014 at 11:23 am

Usually it is you idiot Tater fans with the conspiracy theories. If you cant beat em, make up some story about them huh?

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Speight August 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm

It’s Nikki Haley’s fault.

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Deo Vindice SC August 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Damn, the Win will be because he is hurt !

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Judge Keller August 21, 2014 at 7:18 am

Playing Dabo this year will be like sittin’ down to Sunday dinner and reaching for the white meat. 5 wins, 7 losses.

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Matt August 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Tough loss, and they definitely can’t afford any more losses at RB position.

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