The Clemson football program is riding high after blowing out the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Santa Clara, California back in January. However, the wind was sucked out of their sails a little bit on Monday, March 25 with news that their wide receiving corp has taken a hit.
According to a report from TigerNet, wide receiver Amari Rodgers suffered a serious knee injury and was “carried off the field” during practice.
The Tigers are waiting for MRI results, but it is feared that the standout pass catcher may have torn his ACL.
Rodgers issued a quick statement on social media about the injury which read, “God gives his toughest soldiers the toughest tasks. I’ll be back better than ever, believe that.”
God gives his toughest soldiers the toughest tasks.. I’ll be back better than ever, believe that💯🙏🏾 https://t.co/eKexryUXn2
— Amari Rodgers3️⃣ (@arodgers_3) March 26, 2019
Entering the 2019 college football season, Rodgers was the favorite to replace Hunter Renfrow in the slot with Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins on the outside for the Tigers offense and star quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Last season, Rodgers hauled in 55 receptions for 575 yards and four touchdowns. Rodgers was also the primary punt returner for the Tigers with 7.7 yards per return and a touchdown. His efforts on offense and special teams earned the playmaker honorable mention All-ACC honors as an all-purpose player.