Trayone Gray, a junior running back for the Miami Hurricanes, is out for the season after tearing his ACL during Tuesday's practice. The story was first broken by Palm Beach Post writer Matt Porter.
Gray, a former three-star recruit out of Opa Locka, Florida, played in five games for the Hurricanes last season, carrying the ball 23 times for 145 yards, and two touchdowns. In 2014, he picked up six carries for 40 yards and a score.
Miami is yet to officially confirm the injury, but Gray and running backs coach Thomas Brown both weighed in on Twitter after the story broke.
Gray is yet to use his redshirt during his college career, so he should be able to preserve a year of eligibility and return to the Hurricanes in 2017. He bows out of a race in a very crowded backfield. Joseph Yearby returns to the 'Canes after rushing for 1,002 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. Sophomore Mark Walton ran for 450 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Gus Edwards comes back from his own ACL tear in 2015, after rushing for 687 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013 and 2014.
Trayone Gray's injury hurts Miami's depth in the backfield, but the Hurricanes still have a lot of capable ball-carriers, along with one of college football's most promising quarterbacks in Brad Kaaya.