Debose suffers season-ending knee injury

The Gators were searching for improvement at the wide receiver position in 2013, but they'll have to do it without Andre Debose. The redshirt senior tore his ACL during a non-contact portion of practice on Tuesday night and will miss the entire 2013 season.

"I know that Andre is disappointed," head coach Will Muschamp said. "He had been doing very well in camp and we were more than pleased with his effort and attitude. Andre was hurt in a non-contact situation. He just planted his foot and there was a tear. He will have surgery after the swelling goes down.

"It is unfortunate and you feel bad anytime that someone is injured, and the coaching staff and our team will be very supportive in assisting Andre during his recovery."

Andre Debose didn't have much of an impact on the passing game last year He didn't catch a pass until the fifth game of the year and ended the season with three catches for 15 yards. For his career, Debose has 29 catches for 543 yards and four touchdowns.

His biggest impact came on special teams. Debose already holds the school record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns, also tying him for most in SEC history. He also holds the Florida record with 27.4 yards per kickoff return, ranking second in SEC history.

Debose would be eligible for a sixth year, but there's no indication if he would like to go that route.

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