September 06, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis linebacker Jackson Dillon will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.

Tigers coach Mike Norvell announced the severity of Dillon's injury Wednesday. Dillon hurt his shoulder last week during the Tigers' season-opening 37-29 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

Dillon, a fifth-year senior from Ringling, Oklahoma, had played in only one game last season due to a knee injury. He made a combined 31 starts for Memphis from 2013-15.

Norvell said Memphis plans on checking to see if the NCAA will grant Dillon a sixth season of eligibility.

Memphis (1-0) next plays at UCF (1-0) on Friday in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The game was moved up a day due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

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