Texas A&M receiver Jeff Fuller will be out of action four to six weeks because of a cracked right fibula sustained in Saturday’s 38-30 victory over Utah State, coach Mike Sherman said today.
Fuller, who led the team in touchdown catches last season (9), caught 10 passes for 111 yards _ both career highs _ during the Aggies’ 41-6 victory over New Mexico on Sept. 5 before cracking his fibula after making a second-quarter catch against Utah State.
Sherman said the Aggies (2-0) will turn to freshmen receivers Brandal Jackson and Kendric McNeal in Fuller’s absence, starting with Saturday’s game against UAB (6 p.m., College Station).
“It’s a lot to throw on these guys, but they’re prepared,” Sherman said. “They’ve been getting a lot of reps in practice.”
Along with fellow freshman Uzoma Nwachukwu, who had three touchdown catches against Utah State, three of A&M’s primary targets for quarterback Jerrod Johnson in Saturday’s game will be February signees who played high school football last season.
In addtion, A&M cornerback Coryell Judie, a junior college transfer, will not play this season because of a shoulder injury that will require season-ending surgery, Sherman said Monday. Sherman said Judie, who has yet to play in a game this season, will be redshirted.
_ Jimmy Burch