If the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was hoping to improve in its second season under coach Dave Clawson, they’ll have to do so without their best returning receiver.
Clawson announced yesterday that junior wide receiver Jared Crump has torn his ACL and will be out for all of 2015. Brett Friedlander of Star-News reported Crump’s injury.
A former three-star recruit out of Florida’s Bartram Trail High School, near Jacksonville, Crump ranked fourth on the team with 32 receptions for 339 yards and a touchdown in a woeful Wake Forest offense. With fellow receivers E.J. Scott and Matt James having graduated, he was all set to be the team’s No. 1 receiver.
In his absence, tight end Cam Serigne and receiver Jonathan Williams are likely to be featured more heavily. Crump already redshirted as a true freshman, so it’s looking like he will simply have to sit this season out and focus on getting ready for 2016.
Needless to say, after going 3-9 last season, Wake Forest is going to have a tough time improving in 2015.
Wake Forest opens the season at home against the CAA’s Elon Phoenix on September 3.
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