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Football: UL wideout Jamal Robinson out for season

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, October 16, 2014


UL senior receiver Jamal Robinson is out for the season after injuring his right foot in last Tuesday night’s Sun Belt Conference win at Texas State, Ragin’ Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth said today.

The injury, however, is not necessarily career-ending for the NFL prospect who ranks as UL’s No. 8 all-time receiver by yardage.

Hudspeth said the Cajuns will seek a medical hardship waiver for Robinson, and that he’d be "disappointed" if one is not granted by the NCAA.

Robinson underwent surgery Wednesday, according to Hudspeth.

The nature of the injury was not disclosed by UL, but it’s believed to be a ligament tear in the foot.

Robinson also missed two-and-a-half games earlier this season due to torn knee meniscus that required surgery as well.

He returned to catch eight passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns in UL’s Oct. 4 win over Georgia State, then hurt his foot when it rolled up on as he came down trying to make a catch in the first quarter of Tuesday’s visit to Texas State.

In other personnel updates Thursday:

— Hudspeth said the "lower leg" injury that reserve running back Torrey Pierce sustained against Texas State is season-ending;

— Hudspeth said he is "optimistic" starting strong safety Trevence Patt, who dressed at Texas State but did not play, will be able to play when the Cajuns play host to Arkansas State in an ESPN2-televised game Tuesday night;

— Hudspeth said both reserve quarterback Jalen Nixon and reserve linebacker Tremaine Lightfoot have been reinstated and are eligible to play now.

— Both Nixon and Lightfoot were suspended due to violation of undisclosed team rules. It’s believed the NCAA cut their season-long suspension in half in rulings made this week.

— Hudspeth said Nixon, who has been practicing all season and playing scout-team quarterback, now becomes UL’s No. 3 QB behind starter Terrance Broadway and backup Brooks Haack.

— Nixon’s reinstatement, Hudspeth said, means it’s certain now that true freshman Jordan Davis will be redshirted this season. Davis had been traveling as UL’s No. 3 quarterback, but has not appeared in any games for the 3-3 Cajuns.