Rutgers down to one scholarship quarterback on roster after latest torn ACL
And then there was one.
One — yes just one — scholarship quarterback remains on Rutgers’ roster after TCU transfer Zach Allen reportedly suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
According to NJ.com, Allen torn his ACL during practice on Saturday. The injury reportedly occurred during quarterback running drills.
With the loss of Allen for at least some of, if not all of, the 2017 season, Giovanni Rescigno and walk-on Troy Anthony are the lone quarterbacks remaining. Incoming freshman Johnathan Lewis will enroll over the summer, but for now, the Knights have limited options under center.
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Chris Ash did already name Rescigno the starter, but Allen still figured to compete in fall camp. And if recent history is any indication, Rutgers will use more than one quarterback in 12 games.
Allen transferred to Rutgers from TCU last year. As a graduate transfer, he came to Rutgers with two years of eligibility remaining, which could still be the case if he doesn’t play in 2017.
Quarterbacks Chris Laviano, Hayden Rettig and Mike Dare transferred this offseason while Tylin Oden was dismissed from the team earlier in spring camp. The Knights also lost emerging wideout and Michigan transfer Ahmir Mitchell to a torn ACL a few weeks ago.
Rutgers will wrap up spring camp on Saturday night with its annual spring game.