UConn QB/WR Scott McCummings suffers torn Achilles, out for the year

Photo: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

UConn will be debuting totally redesigned uniforms as it embarks upon its first year in the American Athletic Conference. Unfortunately, multi-faceted player Scott McCummings will be watching his Huskies take the field from the sidelines.

The team’s Wildcat quarterback/wide receiver sustained a torn Achilles tendon over the weekend. He will spend the entire year recovering from the devastating injury.

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At 6-foot-2 and 224 pounds, McCummings has the size and strength to do real damage in any league, and had been expected to step up into a larger role as a junior in 2013. A year ago, he finished second on the team with 132 rushing yards, while scoring two touchdowns. He also completed a two-yard pass.

For a Huskies program looking to make waves in a conference that will include Rutgers, Cincinnati and Louisville this fall, losing McCummings is a big blow. Chandler Whitmer will remain the starter under center, but look for junior running back Lyle McCombs to shoulder a bigger load in the ground game.

[H/T: College Football Talk]