Oct 27, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners fullback Trey Millard (33) prior to the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Millard Tears ACL, College Career Ends With Injury

Oklahoma Sooners fullback Trey Millard tore his ACL in the Sooners win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. This is a huge blow to both the Sooners and Millard himself.

Millard could have went in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was predicted to be a later round draft pick, but chose to come back for his senior season to hopefully raise his draft stock. There is also the fact that fullbacks are not in high demand in the spread offenses the NFL has been favoring lately.

However, Millard is a special fullback, one who is a fantastic blocker and has good hands. He is also great running the ball and has one of the best hurdle moves in the game. However, his hard play was his downfall in the Sooners’ big win this week.

The injury came later in the game in the fourth quarter when he had to be helped of the field. He had one carry for six yards and one catch for 14 yards. He was also one of the key blockers for the Sooners running backs, and Blake Bell specifically in the Belldozer formation.

Millard is also the top fullback in the 2014 NFL Draft, but this will kill his draft stock. Since fullbacks are not as in demand, even the best of them would find problems getting drafted after a torn ACL. Most take almost a year to recover from, so he wouldn’t be ready until midway through the 2014 NFL season.

Then again, Millard reminds me of Ryan Broyles when it comes to hard work and perseverance and Broyles came back from two ACL tears. Never count this young man out because they don’t come much tougher than Trey Millard.

 

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