Clemson kicker Greg Huegel tears ACL, out for season

By Gabrielle McMillen 22 September 2017
Clemson kicker Greg Huegel tears ACL, out for season

Clemson will be without its starting kicker for the remainder of the season.

Greg Huegel was attempting a field goal in practice Wednesday when he tore his ACL, coach Dabo Swinney confirmed on ESPNU Radio.

“It was a freak accident on the last play of practice on Wednesday,“ Swinney said, via TigerNet. “We were in the two-minute drill, which we do at the end of every Wednesday practice. A defensive player rolled into him after his kick. He walked off the practice field and we hoped it was just a strain or a bruise, but the tests revealed a torn ACL. 

“It is a big loss, we are talking about a two-time all-conference kicker. But, I have confidence in our kickers. Alex Spence will move up. He is in his fourth year with our program and has shown great improvement this year. He really had a good August camp.” 

According to Swinney, Huegel — a redshirt junior — will be able to return next season.

Huegel is the second-leading scorer on the team with 21 points on two field goals and 15 extra points.

Coming off a national title, Clemson currently is 3-0 this season after huge wins over Louisville and Auburn.

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