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Miami QB D’Eriq King tears ACL in Cheez-It Bowl

King passed for 23 touchdowns and rushed for 4 touchdowns this season

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) is taken off the field after he was injured during the first half of the Cheez-it Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) is taken off the field after he was injured during the first half of the Cheez-it Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King will undergo surgery after tearing his right ACL in the Cheez-It Bowl on Tuesday.

King left the game against Oklahoma State with four minutes left to play in the second quarter.

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In two quarters of play, King was 10/13 for 113 yards with a touchdown pass.

OSU ended up winning the game 37-34.

Coach Manny Diaz said King is in great hands with the school’s medical staff.

“D’Eriq is the leader of this football team and we know that he will approach his rehabilitation with the same tenacity that he has approached ever facet of his game since he arrived on our campus,” Diaz said.

This season, King threw 23 touchdowns, threw for 2,686 yards, and rushed in four touchdowns.

“We can’t wait to see him back on the field leading our team in August,” Diaz said.


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