Tramel Terry had so impressed his new coaches at Jacksonville State in spring practice that they moved him from cornerback to offense.
“Phenomenal,” Gamecocks coach John Grass said of Terry in the Anniston (Ala.) Star. “He’s been a bright spot of spring.”
But during a spring practice on Thursday, Terry reached for his right knee after he was gang-tackled. On Friday, the former Goose Creek High School star posted this on Twitter: “Tore my other acl yesterday after a great scrimmage”.
A Jacksonville State official confirmed that Terry suffered a knee injury, but said he did not know the severity of the injury.
Terry was South Carolina’s Mr. Football in 2012. As a junior at Goose Creek, he caught 44 passes for 833 yards and six touchdowns, and ran for 847 yards and 10 scores. As a senior, he caught 48 passes for 792 yards and five TDs, and ran for 841 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Terry signed with Georgia, but tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during the Shrine Bowl. He enrolled early at Georgia in 2013 and was switched from offense to defensive back. But he played sparingly after a redshirt year and transferred earlier this year to FCS power Jacksonville State.
There, coaches moved the 6-0, 195-pounder to offense, where he had been impressive in spring practice at slot receiver and running back.
“It’s his size, his lateral movement and quickness and vision,” Grass told the Anniston paper before the injury. “He’s been a bright spot at running back, because you hadn’t seen him play a lot of running back, but he can definitely play running back, for sure.”
The question, again for Terry, is when he will be able to play.