Shannon Brooks’ 2018 season is over before it ever had a chance to begin.

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck just announced Tuesday that Brooks will be out for the entire 2018 season following a non-contact injury.

Despite losing Brooks for the season, the Gophers don’t plan on keeping the senior back away from the team. Fleck wants to see his running back become a coach of sorts for the 2018 campaign.

In three seasons of play, Brooks has rushed for 1,728 yards and 17 touchdowns for Minnesota.