Cameron Smith Out For 2015
Just one day after losing a starter on defense, the Arizona State Sun Devils have lost a big piece on offense. Top returning wide receiver Cameron Smith will miss all of the 2015 season due to knee surgery.
The knee injury had been bothering Smith “for quite some time” according to Craig Grialou.
The Sun Devils were already behind the 8-ball in having to replace Jaelen Strong at receiver after he declared for the NFL Draft. Strong had 82 catches for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. Running back D.J. Foster was second on the team in receiving with 62 catches for 688 yards and 3 touchdowns, but will get reps at wide receiver this spring.
Smith was third in 2014 with 41 catches for 596 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tight end Kody Kohl is now the second leading returning receiver with 16 catches for 167 yards and 4 touchdowns. Wide receiver Frederick Gammage had 16 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in 204.
Also competing for the starting wide receiver spots will be Gary Chambers (10 catches for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns), Ellis Jefferson (11 catches for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns), and junior college transfer Eric Lauderdale.
Arizona State’s spring practice will end on Friday, April 10 with the Spring Football game.