Brandon Tate’s season and career are over at UNC

Posted by Andy Durham on October 13, 2008 at 12:45 pm under College | 3 Comments to Read

University of North Carolina senior wide receiver Brandon Tate injured his right knee in the first quarter of North Carolina’s 29-24 win over Notre Dame and did not return. An examination by UNC Sports Medicine revealed a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL). An MRI on Sunday night confirmed that diagnosis.

Tate will miss the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery at UNC Hospitals later this week.

A senior from Burlington, N.C., Tate finishes his career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in combined kick return yards with 3,523 yards.

At the time of his injury, Tate was leading the ACC in all-purpose yards (163.7 yds/gm). In the first six games of 2008, he had 376 receiving yards, 305 kickoff return yards, 158 punt return yards and 143 rushing yards.

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  • sam said,

    You dont think he could do a medical redshirt, cause he was probably going to be all-acc. And plus its hard to see someone locally thats doing great things get hurt like that.

  • Murray said,

    Brandon,
    We are thinking about you. Know that you will be back at it soon good as new.
    The Murray Family
    (You and Tyler NCG AAU basketball)

  • Andy said,

    I think Brandon Tate had a shot to earn All-American honors this season, but I don’t think that the NCAA will allow a medical redshirt 6 games into the season.

    For all intents and purposes, I would say his college career is finished.