Clemson TE Cooper Tears ACL
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News: Sam Cooper
tore his ACL during Saturday's spring game, and will be out an undisclosed amount of time, the school announced on Monday.
It's a tough blow for Sam Cooper
, who's injury wasn't expected to be serious. "This was certainly going to be (Cooper's) time at tight end. We have had quite a run of production at tight end the last few years," offered head coach Dabo Swinney. Over the past four seasons, Tiger tight ends have averaged 55 catches, 619 yards and eight touchdowns. Freshman Jordan Leggett's outlook just got even brighter for 2013.
News: Manasseh Garner
caught a team-high 10 passes for 100 yards in Saturday's spring game.
The Wisconsin transfer was a favorite target for both Tom Savage and Chad Voytik. Regardless of who wins the starting quarterback role, Manasseh Garner
has a chance to be a solid safety valve for the new signal caller, and should have some value in ACC leagues.
News: Austin Seferian-Jenkins
was arrested for a DUI on Saturday, the Seattle Times reports.
So long as ASJ doesn't have other infractions besides this one, we have to assume any penalties will be ceremonial for the most part. If he receives a suspension, in other words, we can't see it lasting into the season. Washington will need ASJ in Week 1 if they hope to compete with Boise State.
News: Christian Thomas
is no longer with the USC football program, the Orange County Register reports.
It's not clear why Christian Thomas
has left USC. He didn't catch a pass over the last three years.
News: Junior Pomee
is no longer with the USC football program, National Football Post writer Dave Miller reports.
Analysis: Junior Pomee
was arrested Jan. 29 on felony theft charges for allegedly possessing stolen electronics. He did not catch a pass for USC in 2012.
Notre Dame's Eifert Has Nice Night in Championship Game Loss
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News: Tyler Eifert
had 61 yards on six catches in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
The best tight end in the country finished his college career with 11 catches and nearly 2,000 receiving yards.
Oregon's Lyerla Nets 52 Yards in Win Over Kansas State
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News: Colt Lyerla
grabbed three receptions for 52 yards Thursday as Oregon downed Kansas State 35-17 in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Lylerla seemed increasingly to become a favorite target of freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota over the latter part of the 2012 season, netting 12 receptions for a total of 190 yards and two touchdowns in the Ducks' last four contests. If that same momentum carries over into the start of the 2013 season, don't be surprised to find the then-junior becoming one of the Pac-12's premier fantasy options at tight end alongside the likes of Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Stanford's Zach Ertz.
News: Arthur Lynch
caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis: Arthur Lynch
finishes his junior season with 24 catches for 431 yards and three touchdowns. He's a decent option for next season at the tight end slot, assuming QB Aaron Murray returns for his senior season.
News: Jordan Reed
caught just one pass for seven yards against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
The leading receiver for the Gators this season, Jordan Reed
is undecided as to whether he will go pro or return for his senior campaign. He would be among the elite tight ends in the nation should he choose to come back to Gainesville.
Stanford's Ertz Tops All Cardinal Receivers in Rose Bowl Win
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News: Zach Ertz
pulled in three catches for 61 yards Tuesday as the Cardinal's lead receiver, this as Stanford outlasted Wisconsin 20-14 in the 2013 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Analysis: Zach Ertz
finished his junior campaign the nation's top yardage producer at tight end, taking 69 receptions for 898 yards and six touchdowns. Should he remain for his senior season, expect that Ertz once again joins Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins as one of the top fantasy gets at tight end heading into the 2013 season.