Andre Debose injury: Florida starter lost for 2013

Streeter Lecka

The Gators offense lost one of their most talented playmakers after Andre Debose tore his ACL.

The University of Florida has confirmed wide receiver Andre Debose tore his ACL in practice and will miss the entire 2013 season. The news was originally reported by Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said that Debose "tweaked" his knee during practice on Tuesday, but the injury was revealed to be much worse once he was examined on Wednesday.

Debose, a redshirt senior, can apply for a medical hardship waiver to get a sixth year of eligibility. Since he didn't play in any games yet this season, this looks like exactly the kind of situation the waiver is intended for. However, as with all things NCAA, it's difficult to predict anything with full certainty.

Debose came out of high school as a highly regarded recruit, but outside of flashes, hasn't lived up to expectations. Some of that can be attributed to Florida's offense since the departure of Urban Meyer, which has gone from from explosive to slow and plodding:

More from SB Nation:

The developing Johnny Manziel autographs scandal

Official Coaches Poll Top 25 is out, led by Alabama and the SEC

Photos of Oregon’s insane new football facility

Bill Connelly’s Big Ten preview series is complete

Projecting every 2013 college football conference race

Today’s college football news headlines

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.