The California Golden Bears will be without a member of their secondary for the 2016 college football season.
Head coach Sonny Dykes informed the media that safety Damariay Drew, who suffered an injury during spring ball, will be forced to miss the entire year due to a torn ACL.
With the injury, Drew’s collegiate career comes to a disappointing end.
S Demariay Drew (knee) has played his final game for Cal, Dykes said. Will start preparing for possible NFL career.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) August 18, 2016
“Hopefully he’ll get into (NFL) camp somewhere,” Dykes told reporters, via the San Francisco Gate. “He’s one of those kids that once he gets into camp, I think he’ll perform well.”
Last season, Drew recorded 71 tackles and two interceptions.
It’s a disappointing end to his career, but Drew will now have to focus on his full recovery and then put in the immediate work to prepare himself for workouts with NFL teams.
Cal, meanwhile, kicks off its 2016 campaign on Aug. 26 against Hawaii in Sydney, Australia.