Jan 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Florida Gators wide receiver Andre Debose (4) runs with the football against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

ACL Tear knocks Florida Gators Receiver Andre Debose out for 2013

October 8, 2011; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Florida Gators wide receiver Andre Debose (4) during the first quarter against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The college football season is just a month away, and training camps are opening across the nation for every team. A rash of ACL-releated injuries has been the story of NFL training camps thus far, and it now appears that has made its way into the college ranks.

Andre Debose, a senior wide receiver for the Florida Gators, will miss the entire 2013 college football season after suffering a torn ACL during practice.

Debose has 29 career catches for 543 yards and four touchdowns. Last season he had three catches for 15 yards and missed the final four regular-season games with an injury.

He is however the most successful kick returner in UF history. He averaged 27.4 yards per return and scored four touchdowns in his first three years.

Debose recorded a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Sugar Bowl loss to Louisville. Debose is a redshirt senior, but can apply for a medical hardship waiver to get a sixth year of eligibility. Hopefully, the NCAA does something right for a change and gives it to him.



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