Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Houston Cougars' McIntyre Out For Season With Torn ACL

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 8, 2010) The University of Houston’s redshirt junior linebacker John McIntyre will miss the rest of the season as a result of the knee injury he received against Texas State.

Head football coach Kevin Sumlin announced at the Tuesday press conference that McIntyre injury was a torn ACL.

The Bryan High School (Texas) product played 26 games for the Cougars in 2008 and 2009 tallying 35 tackles, 12 of which were unassisted.

He was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

In was one of 29 players to compete in all 14 games during the 2009 season, including the Bell Helicopter Armed Forced Bowl.

He has a career best nine tackles against Rice during the 2009 season.

Sumlin stated in the press conference “John had a great training camp and was a key player on four different special teams units in addition to his role at linebacker. I am disappointed for him but know he will work hard rehabbing to get back and help this team.”

6-2, 210 pound freshman Efrem Oliphant (Langham Creek HS, Houston, Texas) is listed as the replacement for McIntyre.

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