Vidal Hazelton out for the year

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Saturday night's loss to Fresno State just got worse on Monday when an MRI revealed a torn ACL for WR Vidal Hazelton.

After almost any injury, you feel for the player who deals with the loss of so many hopes and expectations, but this one stings particularly deep. It's hard not to feel for a guy like Hazelton who endured a trying final year at USC where he only played in four games and managed six receptions. He sat out for a season and transferred to UC. He'd been waiting two years for Saturday's game against Fresno.

Just talking to him you could feel the excitement to prove himself and how much he wanted to show off his skills.

Then, his season ended with little more than one half of football and six receptions.

Nobody knows right now what the future holds for the UC receiver. There is a chance he could be given another year of eligiblity by the NCAA or if they deny it his college football career would be over.

Either way, right now, your heart goes out to Hazelton. You can send him well wishes on his Twitter account here.


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