Georgia football: QB Aaron Murray done with ACL tear

Aaron Murray ends senior season with ACL tear

11/25/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray's collegiate career has come to an end after suffering a torn ACL in the Bulldogs' 59-17 win over Kentucky on Saturday, reports Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports. Blog Photo - Georgia football: QB Aaron Murray done with ACL tear

The school confirmed of the injury Sunday evening and Murray is expected to have surgery sometime this week, rather than the normal 10-14 day waiting period (there is minimal swelling).

Murray is one of the fiercest competitors in college football and is known for his sheer passion for the game. Despite leading his team to the SEC Championship Game and possibly a locked-in third-round draft pick, he decided to stick around Athens for another year in hopes of finally winning the big one.

Unfortunately for he and his teammates, that didn't happen—and now his professional career is in serious jeopardy. We all know how difficult it is for quarterbacks to return from an ACL tear, and the timing of the injury—the draft is in early May—is extremely inopportune.

Murray had started every game for Georgia since the beginning of his freshman season (52 straight) and finishes with a 35-17 record. He holds nearly every Bulldog single-season and career passing records, along with some major SEC marks.

Before going down, the Tampa (Fla.) native was completing 64.8 percent of his passes, had 3,075 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His 85.5 QBR is the highest of his career.

What is possibly more incredible than his statistics is the fact that Murray played an entire series following the play where he tore his ACL. Junior Hutson Mason then replaced him for the rest of the game and is next in line for the starting position.


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