10/21/16 - Caleb Peterson, rSr, North Carolina, 6-5, 300 (DS#9 OG) No. 22 North Carolina has lost starting offensive guard Caleb Peterson and linebacker Jonathan Smith to season-ending injuries. The school said Thursday that Peterson will have back surgery Friday in Dallas. The senior started 42 games and made 30 straight starts before missing the Virginia Tech game two weeks ago. Peterson joins guard John Ferranto, who was lost to a preseason injury, as starting linemen the Tar Heels have lost for the season. Smith, a true freshman, suffered a broken right foot in practice before the Virginia Tech game. He had surgery Thursday in Chapel Hill. He had played in six games. UNC plays at Virginia on Saturday. - AP Sports
10/20/16 - Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Sr, Tennessee, 6-0, 230 (DS#7 OLB) Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has undergone season-ending shoulder surgery and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie also will miss the remainder of the year with a torn pectoral muscle. Volunteers coach Butch Jones updated the status of both players and Reeves-Maybin discussed his surgery Tuesday. This latest news represented just the latest setback for the 18th-ranked Vols, who have dealt with multiple injuries on both sides of the ball all season. "I've never been through a year like this in coaching ever," Jones said. Reeves-Maybin declined to specify the nature of his shoulder injury but said he got hurt in a 28-19 victory over Ohio last month. He tried to return the following week against Florida but couldn't play through the injury.
Reeves-Maybin, one of four team captains, has missed the entirety of Tennessee's last three games. "I felt like in the condition I was in, I wouldn't be able to help the team," Reeves-Maybin said. After posting 101 tackles in 2014 and 105 last season, Reeves-Maybin has 20 tackles in four games this year. Reeves-Maybin's surgery likely ends his college career, though the senior from Clarksville, Tennessee, hasn't completely ruled out the possibility of seeking a medical redshirt. Reeves-Maybin, who owns 240 career tackles, already has earned his degree. - AP Sports
10/18/16 - Darell Garretson, rJr, Oregon State, 6-0, 209 (DS#59 QB) Oregon State quarterback Darell Garretson will miss the rest of the season because of an ankle injury. Garretson, who started the first six games for the Beavers, was injured in the second half of Saturday's 19-14 loss at home to Utah. Afterward, he was seen on crutches. Beavers head coach Gary Andersen announced that Garretson was done for the season at his Monday media availability. Backup Conor Blount, who was also on crutches following the loss to the Utes, is unavailable for Saturday's game at No. 5 Washington. The nature of his injury was not known.
Andersen said Marcus McMaryion would start at quarterback against the Huskies. There is also the possibility that Seth Collins, who played quarterback for the Beavers last season before switching to receiver, could see snaps. "We're going to get our best guys on the field in the best situation. I don't think it's going to be any surprise attack if Seth plays at quarterback with what he's done in the past," Andersen said. "We'll see where it takes us. But these kids have a great attitude and they're going to battle." Garretson threw for 617 yards this season with three touchdowns and four interceptions before he was injured. A junior, Garretson sat out last season because of NCAA rules after transferring from Utah State. - AP Sports
10/18/16 - Steven Mitchell Jr, rJr, Southern California, 5-10, 190 (DS#27 WR) WR Steven Mitchell sustained a torn ACL for the second time in four years over the weekend. Mitchell injured his left knee while returning a punt in the second quarter of the Trojans' 48-14 victory over Arizona on Saturday. The injury is an all-too-familiar one for Mitchell, who sustained a torn ACL in his right knee during his freshman campaign. Mitchell's 24 receptions rank third on the team behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers. He also has 226 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Trojans.
10/17/16 - Mack Hollins, Sr, North Carolina, 6-3, 210 (DS#21 WR) North Carolina loses WR Hollins for season...North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins suffered a broken right collarbone in Saturday's win over Miami and is lost for the season. The school announced Monday that the starting senior receiver had surgery on Sunday. Hollins ends his college career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns (third in school history). The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Hollins began his Tar Heels career as a walk-on before earning a scholarship. He was also a three-time special teams captain, playing on punt and kickoff returns. Hollins led the nation last year by averaging 24.8 yards per catch, finishing with 30 receptions for 745 yards and eight touchdowns.
Hollins was injured on his only reception for 49 yards in the 20-13 win over the then-No. 16 Hurricanes. He had 16 catches for 309 yards and four TDs in seven games this season. "Mack has been an instrumental player in our program," coach Larry Fedora said in a statement. "He became our special teams captain as a freshman and always took pride in making plays in that part of the game. Over the last three seasons, he has been a key component of our offense at wide receiver and has been one of our most vocal leaders. His contributions on the field will be missed, but he will continue to be involved with the program and help mentor our players." No. 22 North Carolina (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) visits Virginia (2-4, 1-1) on Saturday. - The Sports Xchange
10/17/16 - Wayne Gallman, rJr, Clemson, 6-0, 215 (DS#7 RB) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says starting tailback Wayne Gallman will be out of practice this week as he goes through concussion protocol. Gallman missed most of No. 4 Clemson's 24-17 overtime win against North Carolina State when he took a hard hit in the opening quarter and was taken into the locker room. Swinney says Gallman looked and sounded good when he spoke with him Monday, but added he would the running back will be kept from workouts until he's cleared. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are off Saturday. They return to action against No. 13 Florida State on Oct. 29. Gallman set the school's single-season rushing mark with 1,527 yards a year ago. He leads the team with 489 yards and five TDs. - AP Sports
10/15/16 - Wayne Gallman, rJr, Clemson, 6-0, 215 (DS#7 RB) Running back Wayne Gallman has left third-ranked Clemson's game against North Carolina State after getting injured in the first quarter. Gallman was hurt Saturday Dravious Wright hit him hard and caused him to fumble for the first time this season. Gallman was helped off the field, evaluated on the sideline and then went to the locker room. The nature of his injury hasn't been announced. Gallman set Clemson's single-season rushing record with 1,527 yards last year. This season he's scored five touchdowns and is averaging 79.2 yards a game. - AP Sports
10/12/16 - Nate Andrews, Sr, Florida State, 5-11, 210 (DS#11 SS) Florida State safety Nate Andrews will miss the rest of the season after suffering a partially torn pectoral muscle in his right shoulder Saturday during a victory over No. 16 Miami. Coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement following practice Tuesday. Andrews, a 6-foot senior, played in only four games with three starts. He had 18 tackles and an interception. He missed the first two games due to a calf injury. The 14th-ranked Seminoles (4-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) are already light at safety with Derwin James continuing to recuperate from knee surgery last month. Sophomore A.J. Westbrook is likely to start at free safety against Wake Forest (5-1, 2-1), while Ermon Lane, a junior who switched from receiver three weeks ago, and freshman Carlos Becker are likely to see additional playing time. Andrews has played in 45 games during his collegiate career. As a freshman in 2013, he led the team with four interceptions as Florida State won its third national championship. - AP Sports
10/12/16 - Danny OBrien, rSr, Tennessee, 6-2, 301 (DS#29 DT) Tennessee has dismissed defensive tackle Danny O'Brien from the program for an unspecified violation of team rules. The school announced his dismissal from the team Monday. The move comes two days after O'Brien was carted off the field in a 45-38 overtime loss at Texas A&M. In the release announcing O'Brien's dismissal, school officials said the news is unrelated to the injury. The release also said that "should he require any additional care, it will be provided by the University of Tennessee." "I take full responsibility," O'Brien tweeted Monday night. "I'm grateful for my teammates, coaches and Vol nation. It has been (an) honor to help bring this program back." O'Brien started each of Tennessee's first six games and had 14 tackles, including three for loss. The fifth-year senior from Flint, Michigan, had made 18 career starts over the last three seasons. The ninth-ranked Volunteers (5-1, 2-1 SEC) host No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0) on Saturday. - AP Sports
10/11/16 - Danny OBrien, rSr, Tennessee, 6-2, 301 (DS#29 DT) Tennessee has dismissed redshirt senior defensive lineman Danny O'Brien from the program for a violation of team rules. The school announced O'Brien's dismissal on Monday evening. "Defensive lineman Danny O'Brien has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team for violation of team rules," Tennessee said in a statement. "This news is unrelated to the injury he suffered against Texas A&M. However, should he require any additional care, it will be provided by the University of Tennessee." O'Brien was injured and carted off the field against Texas A&M on Saturday, but was reportedly released from the hospital and was traveling back with the team on Saturday night, according to Allie LaForce.
O'Brien had 14 tackles (three for loss) and a pass deflection on the season from his starting defensive tackle spot. For his career, he recorded 63 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and two pass deflections. With his dismissal, Tennessee will rely on sophomores Kahlil McKenzie and Shy Tuttle more on the interior of the defensive line as they continue to have to rely on defensive depth due to injuries and now a dismissal. - Robby Kalland, CBSSports.com
10/11/16 - Armand Shyne, So, Utah, 5-10, 214 (DS#999 RB) Disaster has struck for No. 21 Utah. That's how coach Kyle Whittingham described the running back situation after the position was hit by injury yet again. Starting running back Armand Shyne is done for the season after suffering an injury to his right leg during the 36-23 win over Arizona on Saturday. Shyne was promoted to starter last week and went down immediately after becoming the first Utes back to rush for 100 yards in a game this season. He finished with 101 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Shyne will miss the spring session, also. The sophomore was the fourth Utah running back to go down this season, and he wasn't the only one Saturday. Junior Jordan Howard became No. 5 after making his debut at running back following Shyne's injury. Whittingham didn't specify the injury, but Howard cannot play this week against Oregon State. Game 1 starter Joe Williams retired after two games due to injuries. - AP Sports
10/10/16 - Sam Bruce, Fr, Miami (FL), 5-08, 180 (DS#999 WR) Freshman wide receiver Sam Bruce was dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes program the same week he became eligible to return to the team following a three-game suspension for violating team rules.
The dismissal was "based on multiple violations of team rules and a failure on his part to meet the clear expectations established to be a part of the Miami football program," the school announced in a news release sent to USA Today Sports.
Bruce was a four-star prospect and played in the Under Armour All-America all-star game, but he withdrew from powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after a picture of him holding a gun surfaced on social media in February. He finished his high school credits at Westlake Prep.
That led to the three-game suspension to begin his Miami career, and Bruce broke his leg playing basketball during the suspension. He underwent surgery and was expected to redshirt this season.
"We wish Sam well with his future academic and football endeavors," Miami said in its statement. --The Sports Xchange
10/10/16 - Dre Greenlaw, So, Arkansas, 6-0, 226 (DS#6 OLB) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says linebacker Dre Greenlaw will need 4-6 weeks of recovery after undergoing foot surgery following the No. 22 Razorbacks' 39-20 loss to No. 1 Alabama. Bielema initially said after the loss that he thought the 6-foot, 226-pound sophomore would miss the rest of the season, but he now says he spoke too soon about the recovery timetable - leaving open the chance Greenlaw could return later this season. Greenlaw entered the game against the Crimson Tide as the leading tackler for Arkansas (4-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference). Even after his injury in the first quarter, he is second on the Razorbacks with 37 tackles from his weakside linebacker position. Greenlaw led all SEC rookies in tackles last season with 95, earning All-SEC freshman honors. - AP Sports
10/10/16 - Sam Bruce, Fr, Miami (FL), 5-08, 180 (DS#999 WR) Highly touted freshman wide receiver Sam Bruce, ranked No. 82 in the 247Sports Composite coming out of high school, never had a chance to make an impact on the field at Miami, first suffering a leg injury in September and then getting dismissed from the program in October for a violation of team rules. According to the school, Bruce was dismissed "based on multiple violations of team rules and a failure on his part to meet the clear expectations established to be a part of the Miami football program. We wish Sam well with his future academic and football endeavors."
Bruce was a four-star prospect coming out of St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale and the top-rated prospect from coach Mark Richt's first signing class with the Hurricanes. Richt and the coaching staff had high hopes for Bruce coming into the season, expecting him to work his way into the lineup after serving a three-game suspension tied to an incident from high school. Bruce actually had to leave St. Thomas Aquinas and finish his senior year at Westlake Prep after a photo surfaced of the wide receiver allegedly holding a firearm. The three-game suspension, announced shortly before Miami's season opener, did not detail specifics but was accepted by many as a punishment tied to Bruce's exit from St. Thomas. According to Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post, disciplinary issues became Bruce's downfall with the Hurricanes. After his suspension was announced, Bruce suffered a season-ending leg injury and reportedly was not truthful with the coaches about how the injury occurred -- playing basketball, a prohibited activity for the football team. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
10/10/16 - Nick DeLuca, Sr, North Dakota State, 6-3, 245 (DS#8 ILB) SEPT 10 MISSOURI VALLEY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: LB Nick DeLuca, North Dakota State, 6-3, 245, Sr., Omaha (Neb.) Millard North High...After missing the second half of the season-opener with a shoulder separation, DeLuca returned to the NDSU lineup to make a game-high 15 tackles in the 50-44 overtime win over eighth-ranked Eastern Washington. DeLuca scored on a 40-yard interception return - his sixth career pick - midway through the fourth quarter to give NDSU a 10-point lead. - Missouri Valley Football
10/09/16 - Darell Garretson, rJr, Oregon State, 6-0, 209 (DS#59 QB) Oregon State was feeling pretty good after Darrel Garretson's 16-yard touchdown run in overtime. It ended OSU's 12-game Pac-12 losing streak and including several rushing marks that landed into Oregon State's record book. But second-year coach Gary Andersen wanted the Beavers (2-3, 1-1) to keep Saturday night's 47-44 win over California in perspective. "It's a win in the Pac-12, obviously," Anderson said. "It hasn't happened in a long time. So it should give them an understanding of what it takes to win a game in the Pac-12. "I don't know if it's a program-defining moment. I wouldn't necessarily say that. I expect those to be down the road." Garretson's game-winner was practically a walk to the end zone during the final 10 yards, but the outset of the play was hair-raising. Garretson bobbled the center snap, but quickly recovered, cut to his right and sprinted to the end zone to put away California (3-3, 1-2). "Thank God I had that left glove on. These guys are giving me (a hard time) about it because it's a lineman's glove, but it is what it is, and it stuck, so we're good," Garretson said. - AP Sports
10/08/16 - Danny OBrien, rSr, Tennessee, 6-2, 301 (DS#29 DT) Tennessee defensive tackle Danny O'Brien has been placed on a stretcher and carted off the field after being injured Saturday against Texas A&M. O'Brien was injured while blocking in the fourth quarter. He remained face down on the field while trainers rushed to his aid. He was on the field for several minutes as players from both teams kneeled. Some fans could be seen crying. O'Brien was strapped to a board and placed on the stretcher before being carted off the field. Tennessee officials told CBS that he was moving all of his extremities, but there was no other immediate update on his condition. - AP Sports
10/08/16 - Justin Davis, Sr, Southern California, 6-1, 200 (DS#9 RB) Southern California running back Justin Davis has left the field on a cart with a right foot injury in the second half of the Trojans' game against No. 21 Colorado on Saturday. Davis had rushed for 83 yards on 13 carries against the Buffaloes before exiting early in the third quarter, hobbling toward the sideline before sitting down and being attended to after a 5-yard gain. A senior from Stockton, Davis leads USC with 467 yards rushing. He has scored two touchdowns this season. Davis rushed for more than 120 yards in his previous two games, against Utah and Arizona State. Ronald Jones II got more playing time in Davis' absence. - AP Sports
10/08/16 - Greg Jones, rSr, Rutgers, 6-0, 204 (DS#999 SS) Rutgers' fifth-year senior linebacker Greg Jones is going to miss the rest of the season with a neck injury. Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash updated Jones' status Saturday, less than an hour before Rutgers was to host No. Michigan. Jones was hurt playing against No. 2 Ohio State last weekend. He is fully recovered but has been told not play football at this time. A native of Colonia, Jones started the first five games at strong-side linebacker. He had 20 tackles, including eight in the victory over New Mexico. He also had a sack and a pass break-up at Washington in his first start at Rutgers. - AP Sports
10/06/16 - Derwin James, So, Florida State, 6-2, 213 (DS#2 SS) Florida State's Derwin James came into the season expecting to be the quarterback of the defense. Due to an injury the second week of the season, his role has changed to more of a coach. The sophomore defensive back, who suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee on Sept. 10, is hopeful he can return by the end of the season for the 23rd-ranked Seminoles. In the meantime, he has been trying to coach up the defensive backs on the sideline for what has been a beleaguered defense. Going into Saturday's game at No. 10 Miami, Florida State (3-2) is among the nation's worst defenses and has dropped two of its past three games. It is in danger of dropping its first three Atlantic Coast Conference games for the first time since 2009.
"With me being hurt, it's like I'm learning more as a coach. So it's kind of different versus going out there and applying it to the field. I'm learning, I'm seeing it and now I'm telling other guys," James said. James has been encouraged with his rehabilitation progress. He is down to just one crutch and is doing flexibility drills, but he didn't want to give a timeline on his return. James' absence has been noticeable. The Seminoles are allowing 6.98 yards per play, which is fourth-worst among the 128 teams in the nation and has given up 25 plays of 30 yards or more, which is second-most in the nation. - AP Sports
10/05/16 - Jordan Shelley-Smith, rSr, Kansas, 6-5, 302 (DS#38 OT) Kansas offensive lineman Jordan Shelley-Smith has decided to retire from football due to repeated concussions, the second player in the Big 12 to make that decision this week. Shelley-Smith, a senior, missed three games last season after sustaining a concussion against Oklahoma State. He has played minimal snaps after another concussion before the season. "We do take concussions very seriously around here," Kansas coach David Beaty said Tuesday. "It was a very emotional day for him last week when he announced that to our team." Head trauma has been a major topic of discussion in the NFL and increasingly at the college level. Oklahoma sophomore linebacker Tay Evans decided to retire for similar reasons after he was injured against Ohio State earlier this season. And just last year, Kansas linebacker Jake Love made the same decision after dealing with several concussions. "These kids' health, not only for today but down the road, is so important," Beaty said. "That's somebody's family treasure. It's their one life. It's their one life. It's all they get." - AP Sports
10/05/16 - J.J. Dielman, rSr, Utah, 6-5, 300 (DS#4 OT) Hours after coach Kyle Whittingham said No. 24 Utah didn't sustain any season-ending injuries during its loss California, the Utes found out three-year starting center J.J. Dielman will miss the rest of the season due to a lower leg injury. Whittingham said several players were having MRIs on Monday to determine the severity of their injuries. Dielman clearly got bad news as the school said he was out in a release Monday afternoon. He joins former starting defensive end Kylie Fitts and tight end Siale Fakailoatonga on the sideline for the rest of the season with injuries. Utah is coming off its first loss, but it may have bigger problems in the quest for a Pac-12 title. The Utes have been ravaged by injuries at receiver, offensive line, running back, defensive line and in the secondary. "I'd be here for a half hour if we start talking about all the injuries," Whittingham said. - AP Sports
10/05/16 - Chris Warren III, So, Texas, 6-1, 252 (DS#28 RB) Texas running back Chris Warren III is out indefinitely after injuring his right knee Saturday against Oklahoma State. Texas coach Charlie Strong made the announcement Monday. Warren missed the second half against Oklahoma State after rushing for 106 yards on 10 carries in the first half. For the season, he has rushed for 366 yards and three touchdowns with a 5.9-yard average per carry. Leading rusher D'Onta Foreman left the game against Oklahoma State in the third quarter with an abdominal injury after rumbling for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Strong said he expects Foreman to play Saturday against No. 20 Oklahoma. - AP Sports
10/01/16 - Chris Warren III, So, Texas, 6-1, 252 (DS#28 RB) Texas running back Chris Warren III will miss the second half of Saturday's game against Oklahoma State with a knee injury. The team made the announcement on its Twitter account. Warren ran for 106 yards on 10 carries in the first half, but the 22nd-ranked Longhorns trailed 37-25 at the break. D'Onta Foreman likely will get more work in the second half. He had 10 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown in the first half. - AP Sports
09/29/16 - Rafael Gaglianone, Jr, Wisconsin, 5-11, 219 (DS#11 K) K Rafael Gaglianone will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery on Thursday. Gaglianone was injured during a game against Georgia State on Sept. 17 and missed last Saturday's victory over Michigan State. The soreness worsened earlier this week and that led to the decision to have surgery. "You're disappointed for Rafael because of all the work he's put in and how well he was playing," Badgers coach Paul Chryst said on the school website. "From a football perspective, I've appreciated the way the other guys in that unit have responded this week."