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ATTENTION: “Valued Game Contributors” who will miss all or part of the 2017 college football season

ATTENTION: “Valued Game Contributors” who will miss all or part of the 2017 college football season

Below is a list of players who are valued game contributors, but due to mainly injuries or suspensions will be out for the season or part of the season.


**Last update: Tuesday, OCT. 17th


This updated information covers “Valued Game Contributors” status for WEEK 8 only .

Note: If a player(s) is on the team but they don’t do anything, then they are NOT on this list.





Arkansas ……Fr QB Cole Kelley will likely make his 2nd career start vs Auburn this Saturday, due to senior starting QB Austin Allen still unlikely to play due to injuring his throwing shoulder two week ago vs S Carolina.

Boston College …….QB Anthony Brown injured last game, “?” Saturday vs. Virginia (Shoulder).  Check Status.

Buffalo …..QB Drew Anderson is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Miami Ohio (Shoulder). QB Tyree Jackson is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Miami Ohio (Knee)

California ……Sr starting LB Devante Downs, who earned consecutive Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors this season, is out of the rest of the year with a lower body injury he sustained in the Bears games against Washington State. Downs leads the Bears in several categories, including tackles (65), sacks (3), interceptions (2) and forced fumbles (2). Big Loss for an improving Cal defense.

Cincinnati ….QB Hayden Moore injured last game, “?” Saturday vs. SMU (Elbow). Check Status.

Clemson …….Starting Jr QB Kelly Bryant is expected to be back at practice later in the week. Bryant came into the Syracuse game with a sprained ankle but left in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. Bryant, has completed 107 of 159 passes for 1,259 yards, with 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He also leads the 7th-ranked Tigers (6-1, 4-1 ACC) in rushing with 401 yards and 7 touchdowns on 97 carries. Clemson’s loss of senior starting FG kicker Greg Huegel from their national championship team, after a fat O-Linemen fell on his leg and damaged his knee ligaments in practice, has proven to be a huge loss as his backup K Alex Spence has missed 2-of-3 FGs in their loss at Syracuse and now has missed 4-of-6 FGs since taking over the job last month. Clemson now has a FG kicking job open. Tigers are on a bye week.

Florida …….Senior starting DE Jordan Sherit, one of the team’s top pass-rushers, was hurt midway through the fourth qu’er and lost for the season. Sherit injured his right hip and had to be helped off the field. He eventually left the stadium on a cart, and McElwain said he will need surgery. Another HUGE LOSS for the Gators.

Hawaii ……Soph starting WR John Ursua left the San Jose St game on crutches. It was confirmed today, Monday, that WR Ursua is out for the season with a torn ACL. John Ursua’s injury is a huge blow to the team’s offense who will find it hard to replace a playmaker who is 6th in the nation with 111.2 yards per game. He is also ranked 7th with 7.8 receptions per game. Even after missing a game due to injury, Ursua is 7th in receiving yards with 667 and led all slots coming into the SJSU game with 644 yards. Starting Sr TE Metuisela ‘Unga is out indefinitely (Ankle)(4th in Receptions TY). Ursua loss is HUGE as Hawaii now lost two starting pass catchers with Ursua and Unga. The positives is that Hawaii has a deep receiving corp…and Ursua is only a sophomore.

Illinois ……RB Mike Epstein is listed as out for season (Foot – Leading Rusher)

Memphis ……defense has been hit hard by injuries this season and lost another starter before last Saturday’s game, as starting DE Ernest Suttles was suspended for violation of team rules in an off-campus incident. Suttles was announced by school officials to have been dismissed from the team after Memphis Police charged him with rape.

Mid Tenn St …….QB Brent Stockstill is listed as doubtful Friday vs. Marshall (Collarbone)

Notre Dame …….QB Brandon Wimbush missed last game, probable Saturday vs. USC (Foot).
South Carolina ……Soph RB Rico Dowdle is listed as out indefinitely (Leg – 2nd lead rusher). Dowdle, was the Gamecocks top rusher last year and had gained 206 yards on 60 carries this season.

Stanford …….RB Bryce Love injured last game, “?” (Ankle). Next game on Oct 26th vs Oregon State. Check Status.

Tennessee ……..Kicker Aaron Medley will miss an extended period of time due to the illness that prevented him from playing against South Carolina. S/KR Evan Berry was expected to practice on Monday, but his status for game vs Alabama is still uncertain. Berry has missed 5 straight games due to an unspecified injury. DE Darrell Taylor remains suspended and will miss a 2nd consecutive game.

Troy …….RB Jordan Chunn is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Georgia State (Leg)

Utah …….Soph starting QB Tyler Huntley, out of action since hurting his shoulder at Arizona on Sept. 22, could be cleared to play this Saturday against visiting Arizona State. Huntley reportedly will resume practicing with the team this week. Check Status.

Washington …….Huskies are dealing with offensive issues and injuries that contributed to a surprisingly punch-less performance in a loss at Arizona State. Washington’s starting Jr. LT Trey Adams is out for the season due to tearing his ACL in his right knee. Adams was being pegged as a possible 1st round NFL selection after being named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season. Starting CB Jordan Miller is also out for the season due to a broken ankle. Miller recorded 23 tackles, 2 Ints and team high 5 pass breakups. Washington was already down a starting CB when CB Murphy was loss for the season after suffering a broken foot in practice in September. However, Murphy could potentially return back in early NovemberOne area of immediate concern is the kicking game. Fr kicker Van Soderberg missed chip shot field goals of 21 and 27 yards against Arizona State and is 1-for-3 on the season. Soderberg replaced senior K Tristan Vizcaino, who is 4-for-9 on field goal attempts and missed 2 extra points.

Wisconsin …..DE Chikwe Obasih (left leg) will miss a sixth straight game. Starting WR Jazz Peavy (right leg), who missed the Purdue game, is listed as questionable on the injury report along with RBs Taiwan Deal (right leg) and Chris James (left leg), WR Danny Davis (left leg) and DE Isaiah Loudermilk (left leg). Check Status.










Arkansas ……QB Austin Allen (shoulder) is ? for this week’s game against Alabama.

Auburn …….RB Kamryn Pettway (leg) is listed as questionable for Saturday vs LSU. Check Status.

Baylor …….RB Terence Williams is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma State (Disciplinary). RB JaMycal Hasty is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma State (Knee)

Buffalo …….starting QB Tyree Jackson is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. No Illinois (Knee)

Clemson …..QB Kelly Bryant (ankle) came out of the game in the 3rd-quarter against Wake Forest on Saturday. Bryant went into the team’s medical tent on the sidelines after trainers were examining his lower leg. He came out of the tent and remained with teammates on the sideline, but did not go back into the game. Backup QB Zerrick Cooper took over with the Tigers ahead 21-0. Check StatusQB Kelly Bryant (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for this week’s game vs Syracuse. 

Florida…… starter and key playmaker Kadarius Toney (shoulder) is highly questionable for Saturday vs Texas A&M. He has 118 yards rushing, 107 yards receiving and a 50-yard pass that set up a touchdown. The Gators will be without senior safety Nick Washington is listed as out vs Texas A&M, after he re-aggravated a shoulder injury in the team’s 17-16 loss to LSU. 4 more starters could join him on the bench, WR Tyrie Cleveland (ankle) ?, safety Chauncey Gardner (ankle) ?, LB Jeremiah Moon (unspecified) ? and guard Brett Heggie (concussion) who is doubtful to play against the Aggies, all won’t practice on Monday. WR Cleveland sat out the LSU game with a high-ankle sprain.

Florida State ……Soph WR Keith Gavin is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Duke (Ankle – 2nd in both rec/yds TY). Soph starting LG Landon Dickerson (ankle) has had his season cut short for the second straight year. Dickerson isn’t the only starter that the Seminoles (1-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) will be without Saturday at Duke. WR Keith Gavin (leg), safety Trey Marshall (concussion) and LB Jacob Pugh (concussion) also are sidelined.

Iowa St ……Starting QB Jacob Park is out indefinitely (Undisclosed). His loss may not be a big thing as the Cyclones has LB Lanning and 3rd string QB Kyle Kempt, who led the Cyclones to an upset over Oklahoma at Norman.

Kansas St ……QB Jesse Ertz (knee) is out indefinitely.

Louisville ……Sr RB Malik Williams is listed as out indefinitely (Wrist – 2nd Leading Rusher). LB Stacy Thomas expected to miss Saturday vs. Boston College (Knee).

Miami……Jr starting RB Mark Walton is out for rest of season. The 11th-ranked Hurricanes leading rusher will need surgery on his right ankle. Walton has 2,006 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns in 30 games at Miami. He’s the 11th player to run for 2,000 yards with the Hurricanes, and he’s tied for 5th in school history in TD runs. Walton leads Miami with 428 yards on the ground this season, with 3 TDs. Soph RB Travis Homer (25 carries, 207 yards, 3 TDs, at 8.3 ypc) now figures to become the starter.

Miami OH ……Sr starting QB Gus Ragland (knee) injured in last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Kent State (Lower Body)

Michigan ……Jr starting QB Wilton Speight is likely out for the season with a back injury. Speight completed 54.3% of his passes this season for 581 yards, 3 TD and 2 INTs before the injury. He was replaced by backup QB John O’Korn, who helped the Wolverines rally to a 28-10 win against Purdue. O’Korn started against Michigan State, going 16-of-35 passing for 198 yards with 3 Ints as Michigan (4-1) lost its first game.

Middle Tenn St ……Sr starting QB Brent Stockstill is listed as doubtful Saturday vs. UAB (Collarbone).

Minnesota…….Soph DB Antoine Winfield Jr. is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Michigan State (Hamstring – 5th in Tackles).  4 starters ruled out for Saturday’s game vs Michigan St. Safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (hamstring) and CB Kiondre Thomas (leg) will be sidelined. WR Phillip Howard (head) and OT Nick Connelly (leg) have already been ruled out as well.

New Mexico St ……RB Larry Rose III (knee) is questionable for this week’s game at Georgia Southern.

North Carolina ……Sr S Donnie Miles is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Virginia (Undisclosed – 3rd in Tackles w/ 37). See Week 6 list below for full injury list.

Northern Illinois ……QB Ryan Graham is upgraded to “?” Saturday vs. Buffalo U (Elbow)

Oregon State ……HC Gary Andersen have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately, with the Beavers off to a 1-5 start. He finished 7-23. 

Pittsburgh ……Sr starting QB Max Browne (Out for season) underwent season-ending surgery on his throwing shoulder. Browne passed for 997 yards and five touchdowns against two interceptions this season. He completed 71.1 percent of his passes. Sophomore QB Ben DiNucci will be the new starter. DiNucci is 36-of-65 passing for 442 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

South Carolina …..TE K.C. Crosby is listed as out for season (Fibula)(Only 2 receptions TY).

Syracuse ……Jr OL Aaron Roberts is listed as out for season (Knee). Soph DL Kendall Coleman is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Clemson (Ankle – 6th in tackles). Soph DL Josh Black is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Clemson (Leg – 4 GP with 8 tackles).

Tennessee ……Soph starting DE Darrell Taylor has been suspended and is out indefinitely. Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday that ”multiple factors” had led to Taylor’s suspension without going into specifics. This now leaves Tennessee without one of its top D-Linemen. Backup QB Jarrett Guarantano is expected to start Saturday vs. South Carolina (New QB).

Toledo ……Sr starting WR Cody Thompson injured last game is out indefinitely (Leg). Huge Loss for the Rockets as he led them with 22 receptions and was ranked 1st in MAC and 5th in nation with 130.3 ypg. Thompson was also 1st team All-MAC first team last season. Sr RB Terry Swanson has an ankle injury and it is uncertain if he will play against Central Michigan on Saturday. Swanson rushed for 355 yards at 4.6 ypc and 5  TDs this season. He also had 6 catches for 58 yards at 9.7 ypr.


USC ……Fr RB Stephen Carr is listed as out for Saturday vs. Utah (Foot – 2nd in Rushing). Jr. T Chuma Edoga is downgraded to out for Saturday vs. Utah (Ankle). Most important, star WR Deontay Burnett is a question mark with turf toe. Burnett has 41 receptions for 577 yards and six TDs this season.

Utah ……starting QB Tyler Huntley is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. USC (Arm).






Air Force ……DL Cody Moorhead is out for season (Knee)

Alabama …..Sr DL Da’Shawn Hand (knee) is expected to miss Saturday vs. Texas A&M. Soph DB Trevon Diggs is out indefinitely (Leg) (5 Games only 1 Tackle)

Arkansas State …..Jr starting QB Justice Hansen (Back) is dealing with a back injury and his status is probable Wednesday vs Georgia Southern. Hansen this season has passed for 985 yards, 10 TDs, 2 Ints, 7.9 ypp and is hitting 68.8% of his attempts.

Ball St ……Jr QB Riley Neal is out indefinitely (Leg) (BIG LOSS for the Cards). Star RB James Gilbert (hand) is listed as ? Saturday vs Akron. Check status. WR Hogue in loss at WMU. Earlier the team lost T Alex Joss to an ACL, WR Licanaria to a broken collarbone and G Maloney never made it back from a back-injury LY. 

Baylor ……Sr OL Ishmael Wilson is out for season (Left Team)

Bowling Green ….Fr QB Jarret Doege left the previous game due to a back injury and is ? Saturday vs Miami Ohio. Doege has passed for 387 yard, at 62.9% with 1 TD & 1 Int. Doege shares time with soph QB James Morgan.

Buffalo ……QB Tyree Jackson is doubtful Saturday vs. Western Michigan (Knee) (BIG LOSS for the Bulls). Jr RB Johnathan Hawkins is doubtful Saturday vs. Western Michigan (Undisclosed)(3rd in rushing TY). 

BYU …..2nd string QB Beau Hoge (Head) injured last game, “?” Friday vs. Boise State. Hoge was 5-of-9 for 95 yards, 2 TDs and 1 pick-6 vs Utah St. When he got injured 3rd string soph QB Detmer replaced him and went 7-of-20 for 91 yards and 3 Ints (1 pick-6). 

California ….WR Demetris Robertson will be out for the season with a lower-body injury. Robertson had 7 catches for 70 yards and 2 runs for 40 yards and a TD in 2 games this season. Robertson had 50 catches for 767 yards and 7 touchdowns last season as a freshman for the Golden Bears.

Coastal Carolina …..Soph QB Chance Thrasher (Knee) injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs. Georgia State.

Florida ……Sr WR Tyrie Cleveland (Ankle) is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. LSU (HUGE LOSS – Top Receiver)

Georgia ……DT Trenton Thompson is out indefinitely (Knee) (4th in tackles TY).

Hawaii ……Sr TE Metuisela ‘Unga is out indefinitely (Ankle)(4th in Receptions TY)

Illinois …..soph. QB Jeff George Jr. will start at QB on Saturday against Iowa.

Indiana ……QB Peyton Ramsey is expected to start Saturday vs. Charleston Southern. Ramsey, a redshirt freshman, has completed 60.4 percent of his passes for 316 yards with a 4/1 TD-INT ratio. He’s also run for 127 yards and one TD. The 2-2 Hoosiers are off this week before hosting Michigan on Oct. 14.

Iowa St ……Jr OL Oge Udeogu is out indefinitely (Elbow).

La Lafayette ……QB Jordan Davis was injured in last game, “?” Saturday vs. Idaho (Knee). Sr DB Travis Crawford is expected to miss Saturday vs. Idaho (Leg)(4 GP/8 Tackles)

 Miami …..Jr RB Mark Walton is listed as probable Saturday vs Miami. Walton this season has rushed for 403 yards at 9.2 ypc and 3 TDs. He also has 91 yards receiving at an average of 13 ypc.

Michigan …..starting QB Wilton Speight (Back) is listed as doubtful Saturday vs Michigan State. QB John O’Korn will replace Speight as starter Saturday vs Michigan State.

Mid Tenn State …..Sr starting QB Brent Stockstill (Shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Saturday vs. Florida Intl. Stockstill missed the last three games with a cracked sternum and a separated collarbone. Sr starting WR Richie James is alsostill listed as doubtful for Saturday vs Florida Intl. James has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. These two players are the most important players on their offense for the Blue Raiders.

Minnesota ……Soph DB Antoine Winfield Jr. is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Purdue (Hamstring) (3rd in tackles). Sr DB Duke McGhee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Purdue (Undisclosed) (8th in tackles).

Nebraska ……RB Tre Bryant is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Wisconsin (Knee).


North Carolina – Entered 2017 w/ just 19% OFF returning prod. & Rk’ed #126th overall Rt Prod. in Nat. Look at all those injuries.
Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/01/17 CB Corey Bell Jr. Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/01/17 OL Tyler Pritchett Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/01/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/01/17 WR Dazz Newsome Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/01/17 WR Devin Perry Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/01/17 DT Jalen Dalton Leg “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame (Jr. starter)
09/29/17 TE Carl Tucker Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 DL Tyler Powell Undisclosed out for season (senior)
09/28/17 WR Austin Proehl Collarbone out for season (Big Loss)
09/28/17 WR Rontavius Groves Knee out for season (RS Freshman)
09/22/17 S D.J. Ford Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 T William Sweet Undisclosed out for season (Soph. starter)
09/22/17 OL Luke Elder Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 TE Noah Turner Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 WR Thomas Jackson Undisclosed out for season (Soph. starter)
09/22/17 RB Jacob Schmidt Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S Jesse Cuccia Undisclosed out for season
09/18/17 LB Andre Smith Knee out for season (Jr. starter)
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season


Northern Illinois ……LB Antonio Jones-Davis was suspended for one game after he intentionally gouged the eyes of San Diego State standout running back Rashaad Penny during Saturday’s game. Sr LB Kyle Pugh is out for season (Bicep)(2nd in tackles (35) Big Loss)

Northwestern ……starting RB Justin Jackson (leg) has a leg injury, and his availability Saturday vs Penn State is listed as probable on one site and clouded on another. Keep checking status.

Notre Dame ……has 3 RB’s that were injured in last game in starting RB Josh Adams (Ankle) who is listed as probable Saturday vs North Carolina. RB Tony Jones Jr (Head) is also listed as probable Saturday. And RB Dexter Williams (Undisclosed) is listed as ? Saturday vs North Carolina. QB Brandon Wimbush is listed as ? for Saturday vs North Carolina.

Ohio St ……Soph DL Dre’Mont Jones is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Maryland (Leg).

Oregon ……Soph starting QB Justin Herbert (out indefinitely) suffered a broken left collarbone in Saturday night’s 42-24 victory over California. The Ducks are dealing with injuries galore, although star RB Royce Freeman was upgraded to ‘probable’ (arm injury) after practicing on Tuesday. Back-up QB Taylor Allie was ‘questionable’ as of early Wednesday. Seven other Ducks were listed as ‘questionable,’ including their top two WRs Dillon Mitchell (19 catches, 220 yards & two TDs) and Charles Nelson, in addition to starting TE Jacob Breeland and safety Khalil Oliver. Furthermore, starting LB Kaulane Apelu went down with a season-ending injury last week. Apelu had recorded 20 tackles, three TFL’s and one PBU in Oregon’s first five games.

Oregon St ……Jr RB Ryan Nall injured last game, is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. USC (Ankle)(Leading Rusher). Soph CB Xavier Crawford is expected to miss Saturday vs. USC (Back)(7th in tackles)

Purdue ……QB David Blough was injured in last game, listed as probable for Saturday vs. Minnesota (Shoulder). Sr DE Austin Larkin is out indefinitely (Ankle)(4 GP/6 tackles) 

Stanford ……Soph LB Sean Barton is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Barton had 35 tackles, two sacks and 3.5 TFL’s as a freshman in ’16. QB Keller Chryst is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Utah (Concussion)

Texas Tech …….WR Keke Coutee is listed as doubtful for Saturday vs Kansas.

Toledo …….Sr DL Tuzar Skipper is out for season (Undisclosed)(3 GP/8 Tackles). Jr OL- Yazeed Atariwa is out for season (Undisclosed).

UCLA ……Soph TE Caleb Wilson, in the midst of a breakout year, will be out the rest of the season because of a broken foot suffered Saturday in a home victory over Colorado. Wilson posted 32 catches for 425 yards and a touchdown in 5 games. (Big Loss)

Utah …..QB Tyler Huntley was injured in last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Stanford (Arm). Huntley has completed 88-of-120 attempts (73.3%) for 966 yards with a 6/2 TD-INT ratio. He also has rushed for 208 yards and three TDs. DL Kylie Fitts injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Stanford (Leg) (Leads team in Sacks w/ 2). Fitts has contributed 11 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one QB hurry. Last season’s starting QB Troy Williams, who lost his job to Huntley, will most likely start vs Stanford. Williams who led them to a 9-4 record in 13 starts last year. Williams had a 15/8 TD-INT ratio along with five rushing scores in ’16. Thus far this season, Williams has completed only 9-of-19 throws for 131 yards. He’s rushed for 17 yards and one TD on five carries.

Utep ……QB Ryan Metz was injured in last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Western Kentucky (Shoulder)(BIG LOSS, not really). Miners also lost their HC Sean Kugler who resigned after loss to Army. His resignation is the first coaching change involving FBS schools this season.

Virginia ……Sr LB Malcolm Cook is out indefinitely (Ankle)(5th in tackles).

Washington ……DB Byron Murphy is out indefinitely (Foot) (Leads team in Interceptions w/ 2 ).






Air Force ….Sr DL Cody Moorhead out for season (Knee) … 3 games 3 tackles only TY

Arizona State……Sr. LB Koron Crump (knee) did not play after suffering an injury at Texas Tech last week. Crump is the top sackman for the Sun Devils the last 1+ seasons and is considered very questionable to return this season.

Arkansas……Sr WR Jared Cornelius will undergo surgery following an injury to his left Achilles and is expected to be out the rest of the season. Cornelius entered the season as Arkansas’ top leading returning wide receiver, finishing with 32 catches for 515 yards a season ago RB Devwah Whaley was punched during a locker room fight and is out indefinitely. There are some big-time issues at Arkansas right now and they could very well be on upset alert against New Mexico State this week, as crazy as that sounds.

Army ….Jr RB Darnell Woolfolk doubtful Saturday vs. UTEP (Knee) Leads Team in TD’S (4) and 2nd rushing yards.

Auburn……RB Kerryon Johnson started vs. Missouri rushed for 5 TDs, returning from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss Auburn’s first two games.  All SEC RB Kamryn Pettway is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Mississippi St.  Top tackler Tre Williams sat out vs. the Tigers with a shoulder injury.

Ball State…..Cards QB Riley Neal (leg) was a gameday scratch at WKU Saturday. Neal was 67 of 99 (68%) for 659 YP with a 6-3 TD-int. ratio…QB Neal is out indefinitely ….  Backup QB Jack Milas completed just 18 of 36 passes for 267 yds. with 0 TDs.  Milas tossed 2 ints., including a pick-six with just 1:13 left that robbed Ball St. backers of a spread victory.  BSU was without 3 additional starters, as star RB James Gilbert (hand) doubtful Saturday vs W Michigan, G Vinnie Palazeti (knee) and CB Marc Walton were all sidelined. The Cardinals have a lot of injury issues, with Jordan Hogue questionable and WR Corey Lacanaria, one of the team’s top WRs, done for the year with a broken collarbone.

Baylor …..RB JaMycal Hasty expected to miss Saturday vs. Kansas State (Knee) Played Only 1 game TY.. Jr WR Chris Platt is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Kansas State (Knee) 2nd in receptions and TD’s (5) Big Loss… Bears just got a playmaker back in RB Terence Williams, but have lost another one. Chris Platt’s season is likely finished with a knee injury. He has 16 catches for 401 yards and 5 touchdowns this season, so the Bears are losing a big component of their lackluster offense.

Boston College…. experienced WR Charlie Callinan season is on hold with a foot injury, suffered while he was having a career day against Notre Dame. He didn’t play last week against Clemson and the Eagles offense was pretty putrid.

Bowling Green…..QB Jarret Doege appears to be locked in after a 21-of-35 performance for 283 yards, for this week’s game against Akron. The Zips have taken heavy money this week, so buyer beware with the QB change.

Buffalo…..QB Tyree Jackson suffered a knee injury in the 2nd Q vs. FAU and didn’t return. doubtful Saturday vs. Kent State.  He was replaced by jr. Drew Anderson, who led a pair of scoring drives and completed 7 of 9 passes for 109 yds. and a score while rushing for 57 yds. and a TD. Sr David Goldsby is out for season (Undisclosed)

Connecticut…. Jr WR Hergy Mayala injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. SMU (Ankle) 2nd in Rec/1st in TD’s (3)

Florida……. WR Antonio Callaway and RB Jordan Scarlett are among 9 University of Florida players facing multiple third-degree felony charges on the heels of alleged credit card fraud, multiple outlets reported Monday. Defensive linemen Keivonnis Davis and Richerd Desir-Jones, linebackers James Houston IV and Ventrell Miller, wide receiver Rick Wells and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort are also facing the third-degree felony counts, according to Alachua County (Fla.) Circuit Court records, per the Orlando Sentinel. –Florida is making a change at quarterback — inserting junior QB Luke Del Rio for redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks — for this week’s home game against Vanderbilt.

Florida State……WR Auden Tate, who had 9 recs. for 138 yds. vs. NC State, left the game with an arm or shoulder injury in the 3rd Q. Sr. LB Jacob Pugh was ejected in the 3rd Q and will miss the first half vs. Wake on Saturday.

Georgia……Starting QB Jacob Eason, who’s been out since being injured in the opener vs. App. State, dressed for the Miss. St. game but didn’t play. He might return at Tennessee this week.

Houston…. has some major issues. Transfer QB Kyle Allen was benched in the loss to Texas Tech and replaced by in-house QB Kyle Postma, who hasn’t been able to take over the job full-time at any point. It wasn’t a good look.

Kent State……QB Nick Holley’s knee injury suffered vs. Marshall is out for season.  Kent QBs Bollas and Crum attempted just 5 passes at Louisville, and the team was held to just 150 total yards. This is one of the worst teams in college football right now.

Kentucky…… Jr LB  Jordan Jones is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan (Shoulder) Only 2 games played TY.

La Monroe…… Soph DB Nick Ingram is out for season (Knee)

Louisville ….. Top WR Jaylen Smith this week, is not going to play vs Murray state (wrist)..continue to check status and starting TE Micky Crum (undisclosed), are out.

LSU…… star RB Derrius Guice did not practice again on Tuesday and his status is very much up in the air when the Tigers take on Troy. Right now, given the opponent, it would be a surprise if Guice goes. The Tigers will definitely be without safety Ed Paris, who blew out his knee in practice. He wasn’t an impact player, but depth is important to follow as well. Soph DE Rashard Lawrence is expected to miss Saturday vs. Troy (Undisclosed) 1.5 sacks TY.

Maryland…..Frosh phenom QB Kasim Hill sustained an ACL tear in his right knee and will be out for the season, the team announced. The Terps starting QB Tyrrell Pigrome is out for season. Third-choice soph QB Max Bortenschlager replaced Hill and completed 15 of 26 for 132 yds. and an int., while being sacked 5 times as the offense stalled after Hill left the game.

Massachusetts……QB Andrew Ford (expected to take part vs Ohio) (64%, 1333 YP, 7-1 TD-ints.) was KO’d at Tennessee and replaced by jr. Ross Comis. Ford has been sacked 29 times, more than any other QB in the country, and the 5th and final sack suffered vs. the Vols sent him to the sideline in the 3rd Q. The Minutemen remained competitive by burning the clock on the ground, as Comis attempted just 5 passes. QB Andrew Ford status for this week needs to be followed. Ford means just about everything to this offense and UMass would be in awful shape against Ohio without him. TE Adam Breneman (expected to play vs Ohio) did not play against Tennessee. If he had, maybe the Vols fail to hold on. He’s that important to the Minutemen offense.

Memphis …..Sr DB Shaun Rupert is out for season (Dismissed)(5th in tackles)

Miami……appears that they will get back Ahmmon Richards in the lineup to give Malik Rosier yet another option in the passing game.

Miami O……DB Tony Reid expected to miss first half Saturday vs. Notre Dame (Suspension) 3rd in tackles TY/2nd in tackles for loss.

Michigan…… coach Jim Harbaugh said starting QB Wilton Speight would not be available this week if the Wolverines had a game, adding that the hit that knocked him out last week was “egregious.” Seight sustained a head injury in the first quarter of a 28-10 win at Purdue on Saturday. Senior John O’Korn came in and completed 18 of 26 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown.

Middle Tenn State …..starting QB Brent Stockstill (shoulder) is downgrade to expected to miss vs Florida Atlantic. WR Richie James (ankle) is still listed as questionable for game vs Florida Atlantic. These two are the main two weapons on offense.

Minnesota…… backfield will look a lot stronger this week with the returns of both RB Rodney Smith and RB Shannon Brooks. The talent at PJ Fleck’s disposal is quite impressive with all hands on deck and that appears to be the case.

Mississippi…..C Sean Rawlings is expected to miss Saturday vs. Alabama (Ankle)

Nebraska….. Sr DB Joshua Kalu is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Illinois (Hamstring)Sr LB Marcus Newby is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Illinois (Hamstring)…RB Tre Bryant (leading rusher) is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Illinois (Knee).

New Mexico…..QB Lamar Jordan, who took an awful headshot in the game against Boise State, has cleared concussion protocol and will be back behind this week against Air Force. Soph OL Charlie Grammel is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Air Force (Concussion)

North Carolina….. Senior WR Austin Proehl, senior DT Tyler Powell and redshirt freshman WR Rontavius Groves were hurt during Saturday’s loss to Duke. Proehl had his left arm was in a sling on the sideline. Powell crumpled to the turf grabbing his right knee before being helped to the sideline. And Groves’ right leg gave out as he turned for a pass in his college debut, prompting trainers to immediately put his knee in a brace and cart him away. 9 of 19 players on UNC’s pre-Duke injury report are lost for the season.

Northern Illinois….. will go with QB Daniel Santacaterina once again this week, as QB Ryan Graham hasn’t even started throwing yet. NIU faces a San Diego State team in a pretty bad spot on Saturday night.

Ohio…..the running game means everything RB Dorian Brown left last week’s game against Eastern Michigan with a knee injury. Brown has 5 yards per carry on 35 tries this season.

Ohio State…… RB Mike Weber, slowed all season by a hamstring injury, sat out the UNLV win.  Backup QB Joe Burrow (hand inj. in preseason) saw his first action of the season vs. the Rebels and was 4-of-4 passing for 37 yards.

Oklahoma State…..OSU was without three starters: OL Zach Crabtree (toe) and WR Chris Lacy (shoulder) and Larry Williams (ankle). Williams is out for the season after breaking his ankle during the week.

Old Dominion……has injury concerns. They started 17-year-old QB Steven Williams last week against Virginia Tech. The Monarchs did not score and Williams was 8-of-26 passing for 85 yards with zero touchdowns and a pick. He was the leading rusher with 6 carries for 24 yards.

Oregon St…..QB Jake Luton is out indefinitely (Back)

Pittsburgh……HC Narduzzi made a QB switch, sitting Sr. transfer Browne in favor of RS soph Ben Dinucci in loss at Georgia Tech.  DiNucci completed 12 of 19 for 110 yds. with a TD and no int., but Browne also played, completing 10 of 15 for 88.

Purdue…….QB David Blough is still dealing with some shoulder discomfort. The gunslinger has a mild AC joint sprain, which he can play through, but it is causing some problems. The Boilermakers are idle this week.

Rutgers……WR/KR Janarion Grant, one of the team’s top playmakers during his tenure at the school, did not participate in contact drills during the week and didn’t make the trip to Lincoln to face the Huskers for undisclosed reasons starting CB Blessuan Austin suffered a torn ACL. out for season (Knee)

South Alabama….. fired OC Bryant Vincent. The Jaguars and coach Joey Jones did not immediately name a replacement.

South Carolina…..Jr starting LB Bryson Allen-Williams chose to have surgery on his injured shoulder and will miss the rest of the year. Just week earlier SC lost their dynamic playmaker WR Deebo Samuel (out indefinitely) who had to have surgery a fractured bone in his left leg in a loss to Kentucky. Jr OL Zack Bailey is expected to miss Saturday vs. Texas A&M (Ankle). Also needs to figure something out offensively  Deebo Samuel’s production is hard to replace and Kurt Roper’s play calling is awful. RB TySon Williams may be taking over as the starter for Rico Dowdle, who hasn’t had much success running the ball this season. This is a team to stay away from or fade until they figure the offense out. Sr OL Cory Helms is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Texas A&M (Ankle)

South Florida…..WR Tyre McCants is wearing a brace on his right knee, so the Bulls may have to find some alternatives in the passing game. McCants has 7 catches this season after grabbing 25 balls last year.

Stanford……CB Alijah Holder was ejected in the 3rd Q vs. UCLA and will miss the first half vs. Arizona State. Holder had a team-high 8 stops in the game before disqualification. QB K.J. Costello expected to start Saturday vs. Arizona State. QB Keller Chryst is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Arizona State (Concussion)

Syracuse ……Soph DL Josh Black is doubtful Saturday vs. NC State (Undisclosed). Jr WR Jamal Custis is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. NC State (Arm) (Played only 2 games 3 receptions).

TCU……Frogs were without starting RB Kyle Hicks vs. Okla. St. He’s been in and out of the lineup with undisclosed injuries.

Texas Tech…….Jr. Vaughnte Dorsey was carted off and hospitalized after taking a knee to the head in the 4th Q against Houston.

USC…… top WR Deontay Burnett, who has 33 catches for 462 yards is listed as probable vs Wash St……Sr WR Steven Mitchell is expected to miss Friday vs. Washington State (Groin) 2nd in both TD’S and Receptions TY. RB Ronald Jones (ankle) is upgraded to probable for Washington State.

Utah…… QB Tyler Huntley was injured in last week’s win over Arizona. Huntley means a lot to this team and this new look offense. Utah is off this week, so hopefully Huntley can get back out there for the first game in October.

Washington……Highly-regarded RS frosh CB Byron Murphy is expected to be sidelined 6 weeks with a broken foot.  Junior WR Chico McClatcher will be out the rest of the season because of a broken ankle, Huskies coach Chris Petersen said at his press conference McClatcher is the team’s second-leading receiver with 10 catches for 128 yards.

West Virginia……Sr. S Kyzir White was KO’ed vs. Kansas (head) and didn’t return.

Wyoming…… Jr G Kaden Jackson is out indefinitely (Leg)






Arizona…..S Isaiah Hayes soph starter is Out Unknown when returns. TE Trevor Wood junior starter status is unknown. LB DeAndre Miller senior starter is considered week to week.

Auburn……RT Darius James senior starter is out indefinitely .

Ball State…All-MAC RB James Gilbert injured last game, “?” Saturday vs. Western Kentucky and sr. G Vinnie Palazeti both left the Tenn. Tech game with injuries “?” Saturday vs. Western Kentucky.  Leading tackler MLB Jacob White has a broken hand, missed the Tenn. Tech game and is out indefinitely. Jr OL Alex Joss is out indefinitely (ACL)

Baylor…Sr. QB Anu Solomon missed Duke with a concussion but is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Oklahoma.  Soph Zach Smith has completed just 36% with 3 TDP and 4 ints. in subbing for Solomon. 

Boise State…QB Brett Rypien was held out vs New Mexico is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Virginia  Backup is 5th-yr. sr. Montel Cozart, a Kansas grad transfer who’s completing 69% for 348 YP, with 5 TDs and just 1 int. 

Boston College…..OL Jon Baker senior starter is Out for entire season. LB Connor Strachan is out indefinitely (Knee)(Led Team in Tackles LY)

BYU…..QB Tanner Mangum is out indefinitely sat out Wisconsin loss with a sprained ankle suffered vs. Utah. Soph Beau Hoge completed just 11 of 20 passes for 111 yds. with 2 ints.

Cal….Top WR Demetris Robertson missed the Ole Miss victory with an undisclosed injury. “?” Saturday vs. USC

Central Michigan…Faced Syracuse without three prime receivers. WRs Corey Willis (2nd all-MAC; out 4 weeks with a hand injury) and Brandon Childress (knee; out for the season) joined TE Tyler Conklin (hasn’t yet played due to a foot injury) on the sidelines. 

Clemson…….Jr Kicker Greg Huegel is out of the season (torn ACL). Huegel has made 2-of-4 field goals this season. He has started all three seasons with the No. 2 Tigers, making 78 percent of his 55 field goal attempts and leading Clemson in points each year.

East Carolina…Starting QB Thomas Sirk has reportedly cleared the concussion protocol but was still held out of the game at Virginia Tech. probable Sunday vs. Connecticut. 

Florida…Gators once again played shorthanded due to the suspension of nine players prior to the start of the season.  The list includes starting WR Antonio Callaway and RB Jordan Scarlett. expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky. 

Florida Atlantic……QB De’Andre soph starter is Out indefinitely. OL Matthew Weiner is Out for season.

Illinois…….RB Reggie Corbin soph is Unknown when hell return. LB Jake Hansen soph. proj. starter is Out for the season.

Iowa…The Hawkeyes top two RBs, star playmaker Akrum Wadley and backup James Butler, were knocked out vs. N. Texas and did not return.  Butler led the Hawkeyes with 74 yards on 16 carries before he went down with an apparent right knee injury in the third quarter. expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Wadley appeared to have an ankle injury and was held beginning early in the second quarter. probable Saturday vs. Penn State. OL Ike Boettger Iowa starter is Out indefinitely.

Kent State…..QB and key offensive cog Nick Holley is out for the season.  Former starter jr. George Bollas and frosh Dustin Crum combined to complete 7 of 17 passes in relief. 

Kentucky……OL Cole Mosier senior starter is Out for season. WR Dorian Baker senior starter is Out indefinitely.

La.-Lafayette…QB Jordan Davis suffered a knee injury but continued to play against Texas A&M this past weekend.  The injury impeded his ability to plant and throw properly and he was 0-for-6 on 3rd down in the second half. is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. UL Monroe. 

LouisvilleRB Jeremy Smith (top returning rusher among RBs) is out for the season with a fractured toe. 

LSU…..RB Derrius Guice Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Syracuse.

Marshall……Sr DB Kendall Gant is out for season (Left Team)

Massachusetts…Top receiver TE Adam Breneman left the Temple game with an ankle injury and is iffy heading to Tennessee Saturday. “?” Friday vs. Tennessee. 

Miami…. WR Ahmmon Richards Hamstring missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Toledo

Michigan….RB Ty Isaac Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. PurdueFr WR Tarik Black is out indefinitely (Foot)

Mid Tenn. State…NFL prospect QB Brent Stockstill missed the Minny game with a shoulder problem.  Top receiver James is iffy with an ankle injury suffered vs. the Gophers. Both listed, “?” Saturday vs. Bowling Green

Nebraska…Soph RB Tre Bryant (team-leading 299 rushing yards this season) did not play in loss to N. Illinois after injuring his knee against Oregon last week. “?” Saturday vs. Rutgers.  

Nevada…Top rusher Jaxson Kincaide suffered a head injury and was forced to leave the loss to Idaho St. “?” Saturday vs. Washington State

New Mexico…QB Lamar Jordan (doubtful) left the loss at Boise with a head injury, and his backup, Tevaka Tuioti, didn’t travel with the team due to a concussion is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Tulsa. Jordan was extremely wobbly trying to walk of the field after the hit.  That left jr. Coltin Gerhart, a grad transfer from Arizona State, at the controls in his first appearance.  Gerhard was 7 of 13 for 67 YP with a TD and an int. 

N ILL…..QB Ryan Graham junior starter is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Senior starting WR Chad Beebe expected to miss 3-4 weeks (Shoulder)

North Carolina……Jr starting LB Andre Smith is out for season (unknown). Soph starting OT William Sweet is out for the season (unknown). Soph starting WR Thomas Jackson is out for the season (knee). Jr starting DT Jalen Dalton is doubtful for the Duke game after suffering an apparent foot injury against ODU. UNC’s injury report for Duke game listed 19 players.

North Texas……Soph QB Mason Fine (648 YP, 6 TDP, 2 int. 1st 2Gs) suffered a knee injury after suffering a hit on his knee in the 2nd Q vs. Iowa.  is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. UAB.

Old Dominion….. RB Ray Lawry Hamstring out indefinitely.

Oregon State……QB Jake Luton (Out indefinitely) was KO’ed and carted off the field in the 4th Q of the 52-23 loss at Wash. State.  CB Xavier Crawford soph starter is unknown when he’ll return.

Penn State……DE Torrance Brown suffered a knee injury in 56-0 romp over Georgia State. is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Iowa.

Rice……QB Sam Glaesmann and top RB Samuel Steward both suffered undisclosed injuries at Houston and are iffy. is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Florida Intl. DB Angelo Ellis a projected starter is out for season (Wrist). Senior CB V.J. Banks is doubtful for Saturday due to leg injury. Junior DE Blain Padgett is doubtful due to shoulder injury. (2nd on team in sacks 1.5)

SD ST …… Sr. DL Dakota Turner is out indefinitely (Knee)

San Jose State…..QB Montel Aaron (knee) is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Utah State.

South Alabama….. QB Cole Garvin Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Idaho.

South Carolina……Jr. WR Deebo Samuel, USC’s top playmaker, broke his leg in loss to Kentucky and out for the season

South Florida……WR Ryeshene Bronson senior starter is Out indefinitely.

TCU…..RB Hicks injury undisclosed (out) injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Oklahoma State.

Tenn …..Sr DB Todd Kelly Jr. is out indefinitely (Knee)(Lead Tackler LY)

TexasLT Connor Williams was taken off with a knee injury suffered against USC. (Out indefinitely)

Texas A&M….. RB Trayveon Williams Ankle missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Arkansas.

Tulane…Both QB Jonathan Banks (ribs) “?” Saturday vs. Army & S Roderic Teamer (foot) iffy this week for Army.  Both were held out of the 56-14 loss to Oklahoma. 

UL-Laff…..QB Jordan Davis Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. UL Monroe.

USC…. RB Ronald Jones Ankle probable Saturday vs. California.

Utah State……Kent Myers (58%. 596 YP, 2 TD, 5 ints.) left the WF game (undisclosed), “?” Saturday vs. San Jose State .  Jordan Love took over and was 6 of 13 for 171 yds. and the Aggies only TD.  Check Status.

Utep……QB Ryan Metz junior starter is Out indefinitely. OL Greg Long soph. starter is Out indefinitely. LB Jayson VanHook soph starter is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Va Tech……..Fr WR Phil Patterson is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)

Washington … Jr TE Drew Sample is out indefinitely (Leg injury).

Wash State ….. Sr LB Peyton Pelluer is out for season (Foot)(Huge Loss – Led tackles LY)

West Virginia ……. Soph LB David Long Jr. is out indefinitely (Knee)(2nd in Tackles LY)

Wisconsin…RB Bradrick Shaw, who missed FAU because of a leg injury, carried 4 times for 19 yards in the 40-6 win at BYU.  True frosh Jonathan Taylor has been spectacular, rushing for for 438 yds. (8.3 ypc with 5 TDs in relief.

Wyoming….. QB Josh Allen Undisclosed injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Hawaii.







OFFENSESchool – “Players Status” for 2017 season.




*IN SEASONQB Update & Status:


QB Deondre Francois – Florida State – Done for the year

Update: Sept 3rd  

Starting soph. QB Francois injured his left knee after being sacked by Crimson Tide safety Ronnie Harrison in the fourth quarter. He was prone on the turf in pain and was unable to put weight on the leg as he was helped off the field. Francois later was on crutches with a brace on the knee. He injured his patella tendon and is done for year.

Francois was 19-of-33 passing for 210 yards with one touchdown and 2 interceptions against Alabama. Last season, Francois passed for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was intercepted 7 times.

True freshman James Blackman becomes the starting QB moving forward, and the three other scholarship QBs on the roster are also freshmen (two are redshirts, though).


QB Jacob Eason – Georgia – Will be out for awhile

Update: Sept 4th

Starting soph QB Jacob Eason will miss this Saturday’s game against Notre Dame with a sprained knee ligament. Smart said there is not a set timetable for Eason’s return. He also said the sophomore will not require surgery.

“We expect a full recovery this season,” Smart told reporters. “Jacob will be week to week from this point forward. We don’t know how long it’s going to be.”

Freshman Jake Fromm will make his first start at Notre Dame. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in the season opener.

Last season, Eason started all but one game. He finished with 2,430 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and a 55.1 completion percentage.


QB Tyrrell Pigrome – Maryland – Out for remainder of season 

Update: Sept 4th 

Starting QB Tyrrell Pigrome suffered a torn ACL in Saturday’s game against Texas and will miss the remainder of 2017 as a result.

.Pigrome was 9 of 12 passing for 175 yards and two touchdowns and ran 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown. He was replaced by freshman Kasim Hill.


QB Shane Buechele – Texas – Status pending

Update: Sept 4th

Soph. starting QB Shane Buechele bruised his throwing shoulder in a season-opening loss to Maryland and will be held out of practice part of this week.

Buechele passed for 375 yards and finished the game in the 51-41 loss. Coach Tom Herman says Buechele doesn’t know when he got hurt but was very sore after the game.

Herman says Buechele will be evaluated this week to see if he can return for Saturday’s game against San Jose State (1-1).


QB Nick Starkel – Texas A&M – Done for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Starting Fr. QB Starkel will be out for an extended period of time after having surgery for a fractured ankle. He will be out for a while, Sumlin said and isn’t certain whether he will be back in the lineup this season.

Starkel made his 1st career start in the Aggies 45-44 loss to UCLA on Sunday night, completing 6 of 13 passes for 42 yards.


Texas A&M Part time Starter [QB] 09/15/2017 – Jake Hubenak expected to miss Saturday vs. UL Lafayette (Shoulder)

Byu [QB] 09/12/2017 – Tanner Mangum injured last game, is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Wisconsin (Ankle)

Tulane [QB] 09/15/2017 – Jonathan Banks not expected to start, “?” to play Saturday vs. Oklahoma (Ribs) (Big Loss/ Starting QB)

Kent St SR (!)[QB] 09/18/2017 – Nick Holley is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Louisville (Knee)





**IN SEASONRBUpdate & Status:


RB Terence Williams – BaylorWill miss non-conference play

Williams injured the shoulder during a spring practice and missed the spring game with the injury. Rhule said it was possible that Williams could be out even deeper into the schedule if he does not heal as quickly as hoped.

Williams, a rising-junior, led Baylor in rushing in 2016 with 1,048 yards and 11 touchdowns on 185 attempts.

Update: Aug 9th

HC Matt Rhule’s announcement that Williams will miss at least non-conference play with an injury. There’s no assurance about Williams’ timetable.


RB Kyle Porter – Texas – Status pending

Update: Aug 8th

Soph. RB Porter sustained a shoulder sprain during Tuesday’s practice, according to UT’s injury report.

Porter appeared in 11 games but carried the ball only 46 times for 206 yards with no scores.


RB Armand Shyne – Utah – Will miss significant time

Update: Aug. 12th

Utah has been dealt a blow to its RB situation, as coach Kyle Whittingham announced Saturday that junior RB Armand Shyne will miss significant time with an unspecified injury. Armand’s out for quite awhile. It’s not season-ending, but it’s a long time. He’s on the shelf, Whittingham said.

Shyne played in 5 games last year and had 373 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns before being lost for the season in a win over Arizona.


FB George Aston – Pittsburgh – Will be out awhile. Return unknown

FB George Aston is expected to miss considerable time. 

No one is saying on the record, but here’s what I can report. Aston hasn’t been at the portion of the practices available to the media and I haven’t seen him at the team’s facility since rumors surfaced on Monday that he had injured his ankle and would be out for the season.

Instead, the team appears to be using more one tight end and three wide-receiver sets. Sophomore wide receiver and cornerback Maurice French has been working with the first team offense as the third wide receiver, bumping Quadree Henderson back to the slot.

Clearly, the team wouldn’t have made serious changes to the offense if Aston was only going to miss a game or two, so it seems that his injury is fairly significant, but not one that’s expected to keep him out for the entire year.

Aston is Pitt’s starting fullback. The only other fullback on the roster, walk-on senior Colton Lively, also has not been a full participant in practice recently. Aston scored 10 touchdowns in 2016.


Soph. RB Nwangwu missed the spring with an ACL injury. The team remains hopeful he will be able to return at some point in 2017, and he’d certainly be a force as a kick returner. But he was at less than 100 percent in mid-August and it’s unclear when he will be back in the lineup.

It’s a huge blow for Iowa State’s offense. Nwangwu flashed game-breaking skills as a true freshman in 2016. Nwangwu averaged 26.4 yards per kick return – ranking second in the Big 12 Conference and 15th nationally. He also rushed for 133 yards on 27 carries and caught one pass for 16 yards. He was expected to have a significant role in 2017 as part of a talented backfield that includes David Montgomery and Mike Warren.


RB Da’Leon Ward – Texas Tech – Unknown if he will play this season

Update: Aug 16th

Soph. RB Ward has been a non-participant throughout the whole of Tech’s summer camp that kicked off earlier this month because of unspecified issues related to academics. In fact, Kingsbury allowed that, when it comes to Ward, he’s not sure he’ll be back for this season or not.

Ward led the Red Raiders with 428 yards rushing, of that, 370 of the yards came in the last 5 games of the year.


RB Ramadi Warren – Tulsa – Unknown if he will play this season

Update: Aug 16th

Jr. RB Warren is the lead candidate, and he has shown that he has the ability to be outstanding. The 5-foot-9, 210-pound junior has to finish some academic requirements this summer to be eligible.

Warren gained 475 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2015 while averaging an impressive 6.7 yards per carry. Warren was ahead of Flanders on the depth chart going into last season and looked impressive in fall camp before being declared academically ineligible. He lost an entire year of eligibility in 2016.


RB Jordan Scarlett – Florida – Still Suspended 

Update: Aug 31st

Jr. starting RB Scarlett was suspended due to a violation of team rules.

Scarlett was Florida’s leading rusher in 2016. The junior finished last season with 889 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns on 179 carries.


RB Kerryon Johnson – Auburn – Status pending

Update: Sept 3rd 

Jr. RB Johnson left against Georgia Southern with an apparent hamstring injury.

Johnson gained 136 yards on 16 carries for an already short-handed Auburn backfield.

 Johnson gained 895 in one of the Southeastern Conference’s better tailback tandems.


RB JaMycal Hasty – Baylor – Out at least 4 weeks

Update: Sept 4th

Soph. RB JaMycal Hasty is expected to out at least four weeks because of a sprained knee.

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday the sophomore will not need surgery. Hasty was hurt in the season-opening 48-45 loss to Liberty in which he ran 11 times for 56 yards and a touchdown.


RB Terence Williams – Baylor – Could return in a couple weeks

Update: Sept 4th

Jr. RB Terence Williams could return in a couple weeks. Williams was a 1,000-yard rusher. The junior is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Rhule is optimistic Williams can return in a ‘couple of weeks.


RB Markell Jones – Purdue – Will miss a couple weeks

Update: Sept 4th

Jr RB Markell Jones will miss at least a couple weeks with a right knee injury he suffered in the Boilermakers’ game against Louisville on Saturday.

Markell rushed for 641 yards and 4 TDs, with 32 receptions for 215 yards last season. This season he also returned kicks before getting hurt.


RB Tonny Lindsey – Utah State – Out indefinitely

Update: Sept 4th

Sr RB Lindsey Jr. playing status, after suffering a shoulder injury, will be determined later. Tonny will be out for a little while. If it’s season-ending, we’ll talk about it, but he’ll be out for a couple of weeks here.

Lindsey finished the game with 28 yards on 6 carries while starting running back LaJuan Hunt totaled 27 yards on seven attempts. In 2016, Lindsey finished with a team-high 856 yards on the ground.


RB Charles Williams – UNLV – Out vs Idaho

Update: Sept 6th

Soph starting RB Williams injured an ankle in the 43-40 loss to Howard, and he is doubtful for the 4 p.m. Saturday game against the Vandals (1-0). That means junior Lexington Thomas, who started nine games last season, will get the call.

Williams, who took over as the starter toward the end of last season and led the Rebels with 763 yards, also means more of a role for junior Xzaviar Campbell, who has rushed for 702 yards over his first two seasons.


RB Tre Watson – California – Out for entire season

Update: Sept 13th

Sr RB Watson will miss the rest of the season because of an apparent right leg injury.

Watson was expected to be a centerpiece of California’s offense after rushing for 709 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2016.

A preseason candidate for the Doak Walker and Paul Hornung awards, Watson entered the season as Cal’s active career leader in rushing and all-purpose yards. He ran for 52 yards and had another 32 yards receiving against North Carolina in the season opener.

RB Patrick Laird replaced Watson and rushed for 191 yards and 3 touchdowns on 12 carries against Weber State and likely will continue to get the bulk of playing time.


RB Jeremy Smith – Louisville – Out for the season

Update: Sept 13th

Sr RB Smith a reserve RB is done for the season due to a fractured bone in his right foot, Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said Monday. Leaving the No. 14 Cardinals without one of their top rushers for Saturdays Atlantic Coast Conference showdown against third-ranked Clemson.

Smith, Louisvilles 3rd-leading rusher with 382 yards and 8 touchdowns last season,

Senior Malik William, replaced Smith and rushed for a career-best 149 yards on 13 carries, including a 74-yard run, to lead a Louisville ground game that finished with 312 yards.







**IN SEASONWRUpdate & Status:


WR Antonio Callaway – Florida – Still Suspended

The Gator’s most valuable playmaker, star WR/PR/KR Antonio Callaway may miss the season’s opener vs Michigan and more, due to being busted in possession of marijuana on May 14th. No official word on disciplinary action or if he will miss the Michigan game has been made yet. Stay tuned.

His loss is big as he was the only Florida player in history to score a TD in 5 different ways (rushing, passing, receiving, kick-off return and punt return). Per Mel Kiper Jr, Callaway is projected as the #11 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

In two years, he has 89 catches for 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Update: Aug. 13th 

Florida coach Jim McElwain said Callaway will be suspended for the season opener against Michigan.


WR Donaven Tennyson – Vanderbilt – Status pending

WR Tennyson was one of three Vanderbilt players suspended by coach Derek Mason indefinitely after they were involved in an incident that resulted in two of them getting shot.

Tennyson, a 19-year-old sophomore from Richmond, Virginia, played 8 games last season. He didn’t catch a pass but had four carries for 28 yards.


WR Jerminic Smith – Iowa – Status pending

Smith was suspended for spring workouts because of academics.

Smith caught 23 passes for 314 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2016 for Iowa.


WR/KR Whop Philyor – Indiana – Status pending

Fr Philyor is currently limited in fall practice due to injury.

Philyor has been mentioned among the Hoosiers’ more impressive first-year players, and could impact at slot receiver or in the return game.


WR Michael Pittman Jr. – USC – Doubtful for game vs W Mich.

Update: Aug 14th

Soph. Pittman Jr. is looking doubtful for the season-opener against Western Michigan. Pittman suffered a high left ankle sprain in practice on Tuesday and subsequently needed the assistance of a cart to leave the practice field. He was unable to put any weight on the foot. While X-rays taken post-practice showed no break or fracture, the sophomore has been diagnosed with the dreaded high-ankle sprain. This injury could potentially keep him on the sideline come September 2. We should have a clearer idea as to his availability in the next week or so.

Pittman was a 4-star 2016 recruit, rated as the No. 9 receiver in the country.  As a true freshman last season, he caught 6 passes for 82 yards.


WR Sam Mays – Illinois – Status pending

Update: Aug 16th

Jr. WR Mays (leg) has missed some of training camp and could find himself losing ground in the battle to be the third receiver.

Mays caught seven passes for 78 yards and one touchdown as a true freshman in 2015 and added 13 receptions for 158 yards and another score last season. That touchdown, of course, was the game-winner against Michigan State. More big plays like that could see Mays earn a bigger role.


TE Andrew Beck – Texas – Out 6-to-8 weeks

Update: Aug 17th

The Texas Longhorns will go through most of the football season without senior TE Andrew Beck, who will miss at least six to eight weeks because of the fractured foot he suffered on Monday.

Sr. TE Beck is the most experienced tight end on the roster, having started 16 times in his 37 career games. Last season, he had 4 catches for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns.


WR Josh Smith – Tennessee – Will miss 1st game & possibly more

Update: Aug 21st

Sr. WR Smith is expected to miss the start of the season after injuring his collarbone. Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday there’s no timetable on Smith’s potential return but added that he anticipates the fifth-year senior will miss at least Tennessee’s first game.

Smith started 6 games last season and caught 13 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown. He has 58 career catches for 721 yards and 5 touchdowns.


WR James Price – Wyoming – Out for approx. 6 weeks

Update: Aug 22nd

Jr. starting WR Price is expected to miss about six weeks with a broken left collarbone. On that six-week timeline offered up by HC Craig Bohl, Price would be ready to return around the beginning of October.

Price only caught a mere 6 passes for 75 yards in 4 games last season, but he put in a strong spring and was looking like a nice supplementary weapon for the Cowboys prior to this collarbone break. His loss thins a mostly unproven receiving corp.


TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau – BYU – Status pending

Jr. WR Boone is nursing an ankle injury and is unlikely to participate in Thursday’s contest against Arizona State.

Boone caught 22 passes for 323 yards, 4 TD, averaging 14.7 ypc last season.


WR Nick Westbrook – Indiana – Out for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Jr. starting WR Westbrook was injured on the opening kickoff. Allen said the subsequent MRI showed the tear, forcing Westbrook into the same long rehabilitation process Cobbs faced last year.

At least, the Hoosiers have plenty of options to replace Westbrook, who caught 54 passes for 995 yards and a team-high 6 TDs in 2016. Lagow hooked up with 10 different receivers in the season opener, and Cobbs is still rounding into form.


WR Jauan Jennings – Tennessee – Out for the season 

Update: Sept 4th

Jr WR Jauan Jennings dislocated his wrist in Monday’s 42-41 double-overtime win over Georgia Tech and will be out indefinitely, sources told ESPN.

Jennings is the leading returning receiver for the Vols, as Josh Malone is now in the NFL. Jennings performed admirably as the No. 2 option a season ago, hauling in 40 balls for 580 yards and seven to…


TE Jordan Feurbacher – Baylor – Out 2-5 weeks

Update: Sept 6th

Sr TE Feurbacher will miss 2-5 weeks with a hand injury.

Feuerbacher recorded 7 receptions for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns last season en route to All-Big 12 second team honors by Pro Football Focus. Ish Wainwright will assume starting tight end duties until he returns.

Feurbacher was named to the 2017 John Mackey Award watch list.


WR Cam Denson – Arizona – Ret unknown/may redshirt

Update: Sept 6th

Sr WR Denson was not listed on UAs injury report, but head coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday that Denson is still a little bit nicked up with a foot injury. He’s not been healthy since camp started with his foot, Rodriguez said. It’s kind of a week to week thing. He can certainly help us when he’s healthy. Which could be next season, apparently, as Rodriguez said Denson could redshirt in 2017.

Denson a former 4-star recruit, made 3 starts last season and caught 15 passes for 242 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Tucson native spent his first 2 seasons at Arizona at cornerback before making the switch to wide receiver in the spring of 2016.


TE DeAndre Goolsby – Florida – Out indefinitely

Update: Sept 6th

Sr TE Goolsby missed his team’s opener with a leg injury. Goolsby didn’t record any stats in Florida’s 33-17 loss to MI last week, as the Gators’ offense struggled mightily to move the ball. In fact, coach Jim McElwain said during his press conference on Wednesday that he’s not sure the senior tight end will be able to return at all this year. Though it was unknown what injury Goolsby was dealing with, McElwain said it was a leg injury:

Goolsby caught 38 balls for 342 yards and three touchdowns last season and had 277 yards on 17 receptions including one touchdown in 2015.

Without him, redshirt freshman QB Feleipe Franks will have limited options when the Gators take on Northern Colorado on Saturday.


WR Jawuan Harris – Rutgers – Should be able to play vs E Michigan

Update: Sept 6th

Soph. WR Jawuan Harris should be cleared to play after serving his 1-game suspension for violating team rules.

Harris is the Scarlet Knight’s leading pass catcher with 39 grabs for 481 yards last season.


WR Ryeshene Bronson – South Florida – Out for season

Update: Sept 8th

Sr 2017 projected starter WR Bronson did not appear in either of USF’s first two games this season because of injury.  Based on a social media post, the wide receiver won’t play in any of the remaining games, either. He had recently undergone surgery on his right shoulder and, as a result, has been sidelined for the rest of the 2017 season.  Bronson had suffered the injury early on during summer camp.

Bronson caught 10 passes for 188 yards last season.  His 18.8 yards per catch were second on the team among players with at least 10 receptions.  The year before, he set career-highs in receptions (17) and yards (258).  According to the Tampa Bay Times, Bronson exited spring practice as one of the Bulls’ starting receivers.

The 4th-year senior has yet to use his redshirt season, meaning he’s eligible for a 5th year next season if he wants it.


WR Koilan Jackson – Arkansas – Out for the season

Update: Sept 8th

Fr WR Jackson, the son of former All-Pro tight end Keith Jackson, did not play in Arkansas season-opening victory over Florida A&M last Thursday. Coach Bret Bielema announced Wednesday the Little Rock, Ark., native would have surgery soon to repair an ACL injury he sustained during practice Tuesday.

Arkansas list 9 WR’s on the depth chart but no one, other than Cornelius and Stewart, has proved he deserves more playing time. Stewart was the only receiver to catch a touchdown pass in the win last week.

Jackson’s injury could be significant. He was on the two-deep depth chart last week. So, its conceivable with improvement he could’ve been one of the players to step up and garner time as a 3rd, 4th or 5th option.


WR Brandon Martin – Arkansas – Out vs TCU

Update: Sept 8th

Soph. WR Brandon Martin will miss Saturday’s game vs TCU with a hamstring injury. Coach Bret Bielema wouldn’t give a timetable for the JUCO transfer’s return when asked about it on Thursday.

Martin a 4-star recruit arrived in January as a highly-touted player from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He has been expected to play regularly this season.


WR Seth Collins – Oregon State –  May miss 2nd game ?

Update: Sept 9th 

Jr. Collins, the primary first team slot receiver is out indefinitely due to a finger injury suffered last week in practice.

The loss of Collins could be a sizable blow to an offense that has ranked near the bottom of major national passing categories each of the past two years. The team’s second-leading receiver last year (36 receptions for 418 yards) recently moved to the slot to give OSU and new starting QB Jake Luton a group of formidable targets. Collins missed the last two games of the 2016 season and all of spring practice because of a serious illness.


Louisville JR (WR) 09/11/2017 – Jeremy Smith out for season (Lower Body) (Lead Receiver LY)(Big Loss)

Miss St [WR] 09/12/2017 – Malik Dear “?” Saturday vs. LSU (Knee)

Central Michigan SR [WR] 09/13/2017 – Brandon Childress out for season (Undisclosed)

Central Michigan SR (!)[WR] 09/13/2017 – Corey Willis expected to miss 4 weeks (Undisclosed)(Huge Loss)

Tenn SR [TE] 09/13/2017 – Eli Wolf is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Florida  Ankle)

Va Tech Fr [WR] 09/13/2017 – Phil Patterson out indefinitely (Undisclosed)

N ILL SR [WR] 09/14/2017 – Chad Beebe expected to miss 3-4 weeks (Shoulder)

Washington JR [TE] 09/15/2017 – Drew Sample out indefinitely (Leg)

Wyoming JR [WR] 09/15/2017 – James Price is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Oregon (Collarbone)

Michigan FR [WR] 09/18/2017 – Tarik Black out indefinitely (Foot)



OFFENSIVE LINE:  “Da Big Uglies”


**IN SEASONOL Update & Status:


OL Kameron Eloph – Houston – Out at least to mid-season

Update: July 30th

Jr. Eloph is dealing with a herniated disk in his back and is not expected back until at least midseason, coach Major Applewhite said Sunday.

Eloph gained valuable experience making 4 starts at left guard. He was supposed to challenge for more playing time.


OL Jack McDonald – Virginia – Will miss 1st part of season

Update: Aug 15th

Sr. OL McDonald had his knee scoped during camp and could likely miss the first part of the season.

McDonald started 11 of UVA’s 12 games. He helped block for Taquan Mizzell, the first player in ACC history with 1,500 career rushing and 1,500 career receiving yards. He also helped block for an offense that saw Kurt Benkert break UVA’s passing record for a game and become the quickest UVA QB to throw for 2,000 yards in a season. McDonald started 13 games and played in 23 games the last 2 seasons. He was expected to be an anchor for an already-thin Virginia offensive line.


OL Andrew Nelson – Penn St – Still needs time to recover

Update: Aug 31st

Sr. starter OL Nelson after a right knee injury vs. Maryland cost him much of 2016, Andrew Nelson will need a bit more time to recover. During his media availability on Tuesday, Franklin said he expects the senior tackle to play a large amount in 2017, but just isn’t quite ready to go.

Nelson has 28 starts to his name, Nelson is Penn State’s most experienced lineman. He has been a starter at tackle on the Lions’ O-line since the start of the 2014 season but he has missed significant time due to injuries. He made 13 starts that year but just 14 since. Here’s hoping he’s able to get fully healthy without missing too much of his final season in Happy Valley.


OL Jordan Fagan – Illinois – Expected to miss vs W Kentucky

Update: Sept 6th

Sr OL Fagan suffered an injury to an unknown location and is not expected to play Saturday against Western Kentucky.


Nebraska SR [OL] 09/11/2017 – David Knevel is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. No Illinois (Ankle)

Ball St JR [OL] 09/14/2017 – Alex Joss out indefinitely (ACL)

Utep JR [OL] 09/14/2017 – Derron Gatewood is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Arizona U (Undisclosed)

Wisconsin SO [OL] 09/14/2017 – Jon Dietzen is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. BYU (Leg)

Wyoming FR [OL] 09/15/2017 – Jace Webb doubtful Saturday vs. Oregon (Knee)

Georgia Tech [OL] 09/17/2017 – Andrew Marshall expected to miss Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U (Leg)





**IN SEASONST Update & Status:






DEFENSE School – “Players Status” for 2017 season.




**IN SEASONDL Update & Status:


DT Malcolm Roach – Texas – Status pending

Update: Aug 13th

Soph. DT Roach is sidelined with a turf-toe sprain.

Roach, a 6-4, 270-pound force on the edge, is expected to start and play a key role for Texas’ defense after surprising with 8 tackles for loss as a freshman.


DT Michael Hill – Ohio State – Suspended for a “few games”

Sr. DT Hill will be suspended for “a few games,” coach Urban Meyer said Monday.

Hill earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors after starting 13 games last season, when he made 19 tackles, including three for loss.


DT Bryce English –   North Texas – Will miss first few games

English suffered a foot injury in practice Tuesday, and head coach Seth Littrell confirmed Wednesday English will miss several weeks treating the injury, meaning he will miss at least UNT’s opener with Lamar on Sept. 2.

English was on course to start at nose tackle in the Mean Green’s 3-3-5 scheme after showing significant improvement since arriving at UNT as a transfer from Kansas State early in 2016.


DE Jerard Carter – Houston – Out at least to mid-season

Update: July 30th

Jr. DE Carter is recovering from a stress fracture in his foot and is not expected back until at least midseason, coach Major Applewhite said Sunday.

While DL is one of the team’s deepest areas the loss of Carter, who made 8 starts last season, is a blow, but the signing of Texas A&M transfer Reggie Chevis should soften it.


DE/OLB DeAndre’ Miller – Arizona – Most likely out 1st game

Update: Aug 18th

Sr. DE/OLB Miller suffered a foot injury in July and was in a walking boot through early camp. Miller, who has battled injuries through his career, has a chance to be an impact player but it’s not likely he’ll be ready to play in the first game of his senior season.

When healthy, Miller is one of the team’s best pass rushers. He has 79 career tackles, including 14 for loss.


DE Marlon Davidson – Auburn – Said he is 100% ready to go

Update: Aug 15th  – Auburn soph. DE Marlon Davidson is wearing a brace on his left arm after spraining his elbow back in spring practice. Davidson (6’3/280) indicated that this was just a precautionary move. “Everything is good now, I had a UCL sprain (in the spring).

Soph. DE Davidson has been out with an undisclosed injury in camp, but that is not thought to be a long-term problem. “He has a chance to be an impact player,” coach Gus Malzahn said. “I can’t say enough good things about Marlon.” 

BREAKOUT STAR: DE Marlon Davidson – was All-Freshman SEC after starting all 13 games for the Tigers last year and recording 38 tackles (2.5 sacks). He was the first true freshman to start on Auburn’s defensive line in the opener in 30 years.


DT Dee Liner – Arkansas State – Will miss 2-to-6 weeks

Update: Aug 16th

Sr. DT Liner injured his groin in Tuesday morning’s practice and, according to Coach Blake Anderson, will be out two to six weeks.

Liner, a 6-3, 325-pound redshirt senior sat out the 2015 season due to his transfer from Alabama. In 2016, he played in all 13 games for ASU, including four starts, and his 8.5 tackles for loss were 4th on the team. Liner was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference 2017 Preseason Second Team. Liner’s injury sets back the depth of a defense that led the NCAA in tackles for loss (125) last season.


DL Shy Tuttle – Tennessee – Status vs GT, doubtful

Update: Aug 25th

Jr. DL Tuttle has had both of his seasons in Knoxville cut short due to leg injuries. He has been recovering from last season’s major knee injury; however, his status is still not confirmed if he will play vs GT in the season opener. It is though expected that he won’t be ready. Plus, given how much GT cut blocks in its offense, it would be smarter that he not play this game.

Tuttle, a former 4-star recruit, is a force on the inside and if he is able to play will be a huge boost for the Vols defense. When he was healthy and playing part-time the past two seasons, hes been effective recording 19 tackles (1 for loss), 2 fumble recoveries and defended 2 passes.


DL Chauncey Rivers – Miss St – Out due to redshirt

Update: Sept 4th

Dan Mullen announced after the game that Rivers, who was projected to be the team’s starting defensive end, will have to take an academic redshirt after the NCAA denied MSU’s waiver. 


DE K.J. Smith – Baylor – Doubtful vs UTSA

Update: Sept 4th

Sr starting DE Smith will likely miss the Bears Week 2 game vs UTSA due to shin splints.

Smith was an All-Big 12 first team member in 2016 at DE. He posted 12 TFL and 7 sacks for the Bears last season. Smith only had 4 tackles in the loss to Liberty.


DT Ray Ellis – Florida Atlantic – Out indefinitely

Update: Sept 6th

Jr DT Ellis is expected to miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury suffered against Navy, coach Lane Kiffin said.

Ellis is expected to miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury suffered against Navy, coach Lane Kiffin said.


DL Jesse Aniebonam – Maryland – Out indefinitely

Update: Sept 6th

Sr starting DL Aniebonam likely to miss the remainder of the season following injuries suffered during the Texas game, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin said Tuesday during his weekly press conference.

Aniebonam was one of the Terps most notable returning defensive players this year, as his 9 sacks in 2016 led the team.


DE Chikwe Obasih – Wisconsin – Out indefinitely

Update: Sept 6th

Sr starting DE Obashi injured his knee during practice on Wednesday and is out for the foreseeable future. While he is undoubtedly going to miss Saturday’s game against Florida Atlantic, it remains to be seen just how long he’ll be out of action but, thankfully, the report says that it is not believed to be a season-ending injury.

Obasih has 31 starts under his belt for the Badgers and has been a key piece of one of the best defenses in the country, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons.

Fortunately for Wisconsin, the defensive line is among the deepest on the roster. Without Obasih, there should be four, possibly five, ends capable of receiving snaps.


LSU SO [DE] 09/13/2017 – Rashard Lawrence is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Mississippi St (Ankle)

SD ST SR [DL] 09/13/2017 – Dakota Turner out indefinitely (Knee)

USC JR [DE] 09/14/2017 – Porter Gustin is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Texas (Shoulder)

USC FR [DT] 09/14/2017 – Marlon Tuipulotu is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Texas (Knee)

Baylor SR [DE] 09/15/2017 – K.J. Smith is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Duke (Shin)





**IN SEASONLB Update & Status:


LB David Long – West Virginia – Will miss first 4 games

Soph. LB Long is expected to be sidelined for the first 4 games of the season with a knee injury.

Long recorded 65 tackles while appearing in 13 games during his freshman season in 2016. Long posted a career-best 11 tackles in a loss to Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.


LB Jayson Van Hook – Utep – Will be out for awhile  

Update: Aug 26th

Soph. starting LB Van Hook will be out after he dislocated his shoulder in practice.

Van Hook started 9 games last year as a freshman and was named to the All-Conference USA freshman team.


LB Darrin Kirkland Jr – Tennessee – Out for entire season

Update: Sept 2nd

Jr. starting LB Kirkland Jr. is hurt once again and will not only miss the team’s Labor Day clash with Georgia Tech, but could be out an extended amount of time. The report says Kirkland suffered a “non-contact knee injury” on Friday. It was confirmed that Kirkland suffered a torn meniscus in his knee

Kirkland, a 4-star recruit and two-year starter for Tennessee, earned SEC All-Freshman team honors in 2015 after starting 10 games. He was only able to start in 6 games last season because an ankle jury held him out of 5 games. In the last two seasons, Kirkland has recorded 111 tackles (11.5 for loss), 4 sacks and 1 interception. This season he was expected to play a big role for Tennessee as one of the few playmaking veterans returning on defense. He was also listed as Tennessee’s 5th most important player. So his loss is a big one.  


LB Terrell Lewis – Alabama – Out for entire season

Update: Sept 4th

Soph. LB Terrell Lewis suffered serious injuries during No. 1 Alabama’s opening 24-7 victory over No. 3 Florida State on Saturday night in Atlanta. Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday that Lewis, a sophomore, sustained an elbow injury.

Lewis finished with 5 tackles in the season opener. The latest injuries left the Crimson Tide relatively thin at linebacker heading into Saturday’s home game against Fresno State.


LB Christian Miller – Alabama – Out for entire season

Update: Sept 4th

Jr. LB Christian Miller suffered serious injuries during No. 1 Alabama’s opening 24-7 victory over No. 3 Florida State on Saturday night in Atlanta.

Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday Miller, a junior, has a torn biceps. Surgery is planned for player.

Miller finished with 3 tackles in the season opener. The latest injuries left the Crimson Tide relatively thin at linebacker heading into Saturday’s home game against Fresno State.


LB Vontae Diggs – UConn – Status ? vs S Florida

Update: Sept 5th

Diggs was sidelined with a knee injury and is still holding out hope that he will return in time to play in 2nd game vs S Florida.

Diggs is UConn’s top returning tackler and his absence is big as the Huskies are already without E.J. Levenberry, and are a little thin at linebacker.  


LB Juwon Young –  Marshall – Out 3 games

Update: Sept 5th

LB Juwon Young, a University of Miami transfer, will miss the first 4 games of the 2017 football season while serving a suspension for NCAA violations dating back to his time with the Hurricanes.

Young’s impact on the field could be substantial for the Herd defense. After playing in 4 games as a freshman in 2014, Young became Miami’s starting middle linebacker midway through the 2015 season because of injuries at the position. He finished 2015 with 57 tackles, including 3 tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble in 10 games.


LB Quintin Wirginis – Pittsburgh – Will miss next 2 games

Coach Narduzzi on Friday suspended LB Quintin Wirginis for rules violations, less than a week before the team begins fall practice. Wirginis will sit out Pitt’s first 3 games for a violation of team policy.

Wirginis picked up 4 sacks as a reserve. He will be eligible to return for Pitt’s ACC opener against Georgia Tech on Sept. 23.


LB Jackson Dillion – Memphis – Out for the season

Update: Sept 6th

Sr LB Dillon will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. Dillon hurt his shoulder last week during the Tigers’ season-opening 37-29 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

Dillon, a fifth-year senior from Ringling, Oklahoma, had played in only one game last season due to a knee injury. He made a combined 31 starts for Memphis from 2013-15.


LB Arden Key – LSU – Back from injury

Update: Sept 13th

Jr. LB Key is expected to make his return from injury for its conference opener at Mississippi State on Saturday, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday.

Key, who set a school record with 12 sacks last season, underwent offseason shoulder surgery in early June. He was limited through camp and did not play in the Tigers’ 2-0 start to the season. Key, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound junior, is ranked the fifth-best prospect for the 2018 draft by

He was widely considered a 2017 preseason All-American after a season that in which he made 56 tackles, including 14.5 for loss.


Ball St SO [LB] 09/14/2017 – Jacob White is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Tennessee Tech (Hand)

Kentucky JR [LB] 09/15/2017 – Jordan Jones is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. South Carolina (Shoulder)

Ohio U SR [LB] 09/16/2017 – Chad Moore expected to miss Saturday vs. Kansas (Undisclosed)(2nd lead tackler LY)

West Virginia SO [LB] 09/16/2017 – David Long Jr. out indefinitely (Knee)(2nd in Tackles LY)

Boston College [LB] 09/17/2017 – Connor Strachan out indefinitely (Knee)(Led Team in Tackles LY)

Kentucky SR [LB] 09/18/2017 – Jordan Jones is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Florida (Shoulder) (Led team Tackles LY)

Wash St SR [LB] 09/18/2017 – Peyton Pelluer out for season (Foot)(Huge Loss – Led tackles LY)





**IN SEASONDB Update & Status:


CB Chris Jones – Nebraska – Will miss at least half of the season

Jones will miss at least half of the season due to surgery to repair his left meniscus. Recovery normally takes four to six months.

As a junior last season, the 6-foot, 195-pound Jones had 3 interceptions and 10 pass breakups. He also was recognized with honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors.


CB Corey Winfield – West Virginia – Status pending

Corey Winfield, a graduate transfer from Syracuse, was arrested for DUI on Saturday night, June 20th.

Winfield, a DB, transferred to West Virginia for his fifth year of eligibility back in February after playing for Syracuse. In his 32 games for the Orange, he had 85 tackles, 3 sacks and 3 interceptions. Winfield appear to be the Mountaineers top candidates for the starting CB job.


S Jordan Whitehead – Pittsburgh – Eligible to return vs GT

Coach Narduzzi on Friday suspended safety Jordan Whitehead for rules violations, less than a week before the team begins fall practice. Whitehead will sit out Pitt’s first three games for a violation of team policy.

S Whitehead collected 65 tackles on defense and added 98 yards rushing on offense while being named second-team All-ACC as a sophomore in 2016.

He will be eligible to return for Pitt’s ACC opener against Georgia Tech on Sept. 23.


S Chase Hansen – Utah – Status still pending

Starting safety Chase Hansen is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.

Hansen is the lone returning starter in the Utes’ defensive backfield. He is considered one of the top all-around players and one of the best athletes on the roster.


Coach Whittingham hopes the 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior will be ready for the season opener against North Dakota on August 31.


S Antonio Reed – Nebraska – Status pending

Reed has an Aug. 21 trial set for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Coach Riley said he would announce later whether he will face team discipline     .

Reed has been a key reserve at safety the past 2 seasons, while also playing on special teams. He is expected to be a starter replacing Nathan Gerry, who started at safety the last 3 seasons.

Update: trial set for Aug. 21 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


S Chad Miller – San Jose State – Return back unknown

Safety Miller, a San Jose State football player is recovering Monday after being stabbed in a weekend off-campus fight. The university says in a statement that Miller is expected to recover.

He started 3 games at safety for the Spartans last season.


S Jason Hall – Texas – Status pending

Sr. Hall left Saturday’s fall scrimmage with an injury to the head/neck area, Tom Herman said.

Hall has appeared in 35 games with 28 starts over three seasons.


DB Steven Montac – South Carolina – Status pending

Update: Aug 12th

Jr. DB Steven Montac, who has played safety, corner, and nickel, has a stress fracture in his foot. He will be in a walking boot for 10 days because of a stress fracture in his foot but isn’t expected to need surgery.  

Montac played in 11 games, with 6 starts and notched 39 tackles last season. The versatile junior DB who figures to play a prominent role again this fall listed as the probable starter at safety entering the fall but has played safety, cornerback and nickel.


DB Paris Ford – Pittsburgh – Pending academic clearance

Ford, a 4-star recruit, had yet to be cleared academically as of the start of the third week of camp. Ford was expected to compete for a starting job at one of the safety spots, but his lengthy absence brings into question whether he’ll play this season, even if he is eligible.


S Traveon Redd – Wake Forrest – Out to at least October

Update: Aug 15th

Soph. safety Redd, a redshirt freshman, has an elbow injury that’s expected to keep him out of action until at least October.

Redd saw action in 11 games as a true freshman and made 9 tackles. Had 4 games with 2 tackles. He played 114 snaps with a high of 16 vs. Indiana. With depth at safety a concern for the Demon Deacons, he was expected to battle for playing time.


S P.J. Blue – Louisville – Out extended period

Update: July 31st

Safety Blue is out for an extended period after injuring his knee, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino confirmed after the first day of fall practice.

Fr. Blue, a 6-foot-3, 208-pound redshirt freshman, was expected to compete for playing time in the Cards’ secondary this season. The Alabama native was among the players Petrino mentioned before the start of spring practice as potential standouts. Blue, a former 4-star prospect, was ranked the 19th-best recruit in Alabama by and was one of the top players in Louisville’s 2016 signing class. 


DB Simeon Thomas – UL-Laff – Will miss first 2 games

Sr. CB Thomas will be suspended for the first two games of the 2017 season for academic issues. Thomas is allowed to take part in practice but will miss the home and season opener Sept. 2 against Southeastern Louisiana and the Sept. 9 game at Tulsa. Thomas is eligible to play in Sept. 16at Texas A&M.

Thomas appeared in all 13 games for the Ragin’ Cajuns and earned 7 starts, recording 40 tackles and a pair of interceptions on the season and led the Ragin’ Cajuns with 5 pass breakups. He also added a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and quarterback pressure.


S Brandon Snyder – Iowa – Could return to play this season

Update: Aug 6th – Snyder said he’s running well right now. He’s working on his form and improving his strength.

Jr. Sndyer, who is Iowa’s leader in the secondary, tore his ACL during spring drills. It was assumed that the injury would cost the junior free safety his season.

As a sophomore, Snyder started all 13 games at free safety, recording 53 solo tackles and adding 32 assists (3rd leading tackler). He shared the team lead with 3 interceptions and led the squad with 3 forced fumbles. He also contributed 4 pass break-ups and 2 recovered fumbles.


S Jeremy McDuffie – Duke – ? in return for season opener

Update: Aug 16th

Jr. safety McDuffie suffered a fractured thumb on Saturday. McDuffie (5’11/185) underwent surgery to repair the fracture on Tuesday. Blue Devils HC David Cutcliffe said that he expects the 5-foot-11, 185-pound McDuffie to be able to return in “fairly short order.” He could still potentially suit up for the team’s season-opening tilt against N.C. Central on September 2.

McDuffie entered the preseason as the starter at the Strike safety position after transitioning from CB during spring drills. In 24 career games, he has amassed 34 tackles and one interception. Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman hears from some around the program that McDuffie could potentially develop into Duke’s best defender this season.


CB Malkon Parrish – Georgia – Will miss early portion of season

Update: Aug 17th

Sr. DB Parrish, one of Georgia’s most experienced players is expected to miss the early portion of the season as he suffered a broken bone which will require surgery. Parrish was originally injured this week during fall camp in Athens. The exact timeline for Parrish’s recovery is not known at this time.

Parrish has appeared in 37 games in his Georgia career, making 25 starts in the last two seasons. He was the team’s 7th-leading tackler last season (47) and led the team in pass breakups as a junior. In his Georgia career, Parrish has registered 108 total tackles, 15 passes defended, 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 4 interceptions.


S Jamari Bozeman – Bowling Green – Will miss 1st game, possibly more

Update: Aug 23rd

Jr. starting safety Bozeman will definitely miss the 2017 opener against Michigan State because of what’s described as an upper-leg injury.  Additionally, the Blade reports that the defensive back will probably miss the entire non-conference schedule, which, in addition to MSU, includes the home opener against FCS South Dakota Sept. 9 followed by road trips to Northwestern and Middle Tennessee the next two weeks.

Bozeman a 12-game starter for the Falcons at safety last season, he led the team in interceptions with 3.  He was named 3rd-team All-MAC after last season and had 71 tackles, including 42 solo stops.


CB Jonathan Lockett – USC – Will miss extended time

Update: Aug 19th

Sr. CB Lockett missed practice and is requiring hip surgery, according to Trojan head coach Clay Helton. There’s no timetable for his recovery, although Helton noted Lockett would miss an extended time.

Lockett appeared in 30 games with the Trojans, registering 40 total tackles, an interception and 4 pass breakups. Lockett started 5 games last season has been expected to play a big role for USC in the team’s quest to replace 2016 Jim Thorpe Trophy Award winner, Adoree Jackson.


DB Christian Holmes – Missouri – Out for extended period

Update: Aug 23rd

Soph CB Holmes, a contender to start this fall, dislocated his right shoulder in Saturday night’s scrimmage. It is unknown exactly if he will be out for the entire season, but he will be out for an extended time after having surgery.

Holmes, a 6-1 Atlanta native, appeared in 10 games last year as a true freshman and played mostly on special teams. His loss leaves the Tigers short of a key player in the secondary, probably for the season. He was working with the first team and was a candidate to start this season.


DB DeMarcus Owens – NMST –Doubtful vs Arizona St

Update: Aug 27th

Jr. starting DB Owens is doubtful vs Arizona St due to hamstring injury.

Owens played in 12 games and started 10 last season. He recorded 34 tackles with 14 solo and 20 unassisted. He also had 1 fumble rec. and 1 interception.


CB Mike Stevens – NC State – Out for a few weeks

Update: Aug 28th

Sr. starting CB Stevens suffered a knee injury earlier in training camp this month, and is expected to miss more than one game.

Stevens is the most experienced member of the secondary and has been a regular starter since 2015. This is a huge blow to the one area of NC State’s team that was already a question mark. Stevens, a Senior, started 22 games over the past two seasons.


CB Grayland Arnold – Baylor – Out 6-8 weeks

Update: Aug 29th

Soph. starting CB Arnold will be out six to eight weeks after breaking his arm during Saturday’s scrimmage.

Arnold appeared in 11 games as a true freshman. He recorded 20 tackles with 4 pass breakups and 2 tackles for loss. Arnold concluded his season with the best game of his short career, posting 9 stops and both of his 2 TFLs in a destruction of Boise State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.


S Taion Sells – Baylor – Suspended for non-conf games

Update: Aug 29th

Sr. safety Sells was suspended for undisclosed violation of team rules and will be out for the entire nonconference slate.

Sells’, a senior and projected starter, redshirted last season. In his career, he has 28 career games played and 4 starts prior to 2016. He also has recorded 54 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 4 PD and 2 Ints. Sells notably earned a single digit number No. 2 which Baylor bestows on players who show toughness and leadership.


CB Antwaine Richardson – Maryland – Status pending

Update: Sept 4th

CB Antwaine Richardson was carted off the field on a stretcher late in the third quarter against No. 23 Texas.

Richardson, who had a team-high 6 solo tackles, went down after a hard hit near the Maryland goal line. He lay motionless for several minutes before medical responders took him off the field on a stretcher.


S Freddie Phillips Jr. – NC State – Out for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Jr. safety Freddie Phillips Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Phillips was the backup to Shawn Boone at the nickelback position in the Wolfpack’s secondary.


CB Tim Harris – Virginia – Out for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Sr. starting cornerback Tim Harris will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a wrist injury in the Cavaliers’ season opener.


CB Jordan Parker – Oklahoma – Out for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Soph CB Jordan Parker will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, coach Lincoln Riley announced Monday. Parker was injured on a special teams play when he was blocking during a punt return early in Saturday’s 56-7 win over UTEP. He was unable to put any weight on his leg after the punt and was helped off the field by teammates.

Parker started 8 games for the Sooners last season. In 10 games overall, he totaled 36 tackles and one fumble recovery. He was considered to be a key part of the team’s secondary despite losing the preseason competition to Parnell Motley.


CB Ryan Pulley  – Arkansas – Out for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Jr. CB Ryan Pulley will miss a significant period of time after injuring his chest in a season-opening victory over Florida A&M. Coach Bret Bielema says he’ll have a better idea how long Pulley will be out following surgery on his pectoral muscle.

Pulley was injured during the second quarter of the 49-7 win last week. He held his right arm close to his body while walking off the field and not returning.

Pulley led Arkansas with 13 pass breakups last season and was expected to be the team’s top cover cornerback this season.


DB Donovan Wilson – Texas A&M – Done for the season

Update: Sept 4th

Sr starting DB Wilson will be out for an extended period of time after he underwent surgery, coach Sumlin said. Wilson had surgery for an injured foot. He won’t be back soon and Sumlin said he isn’t certain whether he will be back in the lineup this season.

Wilson, who started at nickelback for the Aggies on Sunday, was a major contributor on defense the previous two seasons, with 6 interceptions, 17 tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in 25 games in 2015 and 2016.


CB Keith Watkins II – Northwestern – Out for entire season

Update: Sept 4th

Sr starting CB Watkins will miss the entire 2017 season with a lower body injury, Pat Fitzgerald confirmed to WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge just before game time Saturday.

Watkins, who suffered an ACL tear in his left knee in training camp last season and was forced to miss the entire 2016 campaign. This is simply devastating for Watkins.


CB Antwan Cordy – Syracuse – Doubtful vs Midd Tenn St

Update: Sept 4th

Jr CB Cordy left the team’s season opener due to an apparent lower-leg injury.

Cordy returned to the field with crutches and a boot on his right foot.


CB Jaire Alexander – Louisville – Doubtful vs UNC

Update: Sept 4th

Jr. starting CB Alexander an All-American cornerback suffered what appeared to be a nasty leg injury while attempting to return a blocked field goal. Alexander did not play again in the game, leaving fans to speculate whether or not the Cardinal top defensive player would see the field again in 2017. Thankfully, it appears as though he will, and it should be in the relatively near future.

Alexander said he is day to day. (It was) not a major injury.

Alexander was named first-team AP preseason All-American.


S Neiko Robinson – South Alabama – Out indefinitely

Update: Sept 6th

Sr starting safety Robinson will undergo an MRI Tuesday to reveal the full extent of the damage to his injured right foot, but Jaguars head coach Joey Jones was less than optimistic Monday that the senior safety will return any time soon.

Robinson worked his way into the South Alabama starting lineup by the middle of the 2016 season, his first after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He totaled 64 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception as a junior.


Nebraska SR [DB] 09/11/2017 – Joshua Kalu is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs.

No Illinois (Hamstring) (Big Loss – 2nd in Tackles, 1st in Passes Broken Up last year)

Marshall SR [DB] 09/12/2017 – Kendall Gant out for season (Left Team)

Army SO [DB] 09/14/2017 – Elijah Riley is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State (Academics)

Tulane JR [S] 09/15/2017 – Roderic Teamer is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Oklahoma (Foot)

New Mexico St SR [DB] 09/15/2017 – Jaden Wright is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Troy (Hamstring)(Big Loss)

Purdue JR [S] 09/15/2017 – T.J. Jallow doubtful Saturday vs. Missouri (Undisclosed)

Va Tech JR [CB] 09/16/2017 – Adonis Alexander expected to miss Saturday vs. East Carolina (Disciplinary)

Tenn SR [DB] 09/16/2017 – Todd Kelly Jr. out indefinitely (Knee)(Lead Tackler LY)

SO [CB] 09/17/2017 – Madre Harper out for season (Dismissed)






Again, the players listed are only those who are or were expected to be “Valued Game Contributors” and whose lost may, to different degrees, negatively impact their team’s season and successes.

We will be continually updating and adding other players or any new changes to these players status.

Don’t forget to keep checking back for any NEW Information & Updates. It could mean the difference between winning and losing.

PS: If you have information on any player(s) that we may have missed posting/updating, please feel free to share it in the comments section.


3 Responses to “ATTENTION: “Valued Game Contributors” who will miss all or part of the 2017 college football season”

  1. tnvolfan says:

    LB Natrez Patrick legal problems Doubtful
    4:27am doubtful Saturday vs. Vanderbilt

    Starting LB arrested Thursday night possession of marijuana. leading tackler this year with 17 and has started all 5 of Ga’s games this year.

    • tnvolfan says:

      GEORGIA LB Natrez Patrick legal problems Doubtful
      4:27am doubtful Saturday vs. Vanderbilt

      Starting LB arrested Thursday night possession of marijuana. leading tackler this year with 17 and has started all 5 of Ga’s games this year.

  2. tnvolfan says:

    Iowa State
    Jacob Park Undisclosed OUT 81 52 618 6 2 147.8

    Jacob Park Iowas St QB out undisclosed

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