Utah RB Devontae Booker to have knee surgery, out for season

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Utah RB Devontae Booker to undergo meniscus surgery, hopeful to return for Utes bowl game
Thursday November 19th, 2015

Utah running back Devontae Booker will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will miss the rest of the season.

Though initially there was speculation Booker could return for Utah’s bowl game, the team announced Saturday that he will sit out until next season and would be fine long-term.

Utes have two regular-season games remaining and could play in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 5. Booker hopes to be able to return for Utah’s bowl game. 

Booker, a senior, leads the nation with 26.8 carries per game, and has 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Utah leans more heavily on the run than the pass, with 425 rushing attempts and 284 passes.

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After spending two seasons in junior college, Booker transferred to Utah for the 2014 season. He has 2,773 yards in his Utah career, third in school history. He has rushed for 100 yards in a game 14 times, the second-highest total in school history.  

- Dan Gartland

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