Charone Peake gone for the season

Charone Peake

BY AARON BRENNER | abrenner@postandcourier.com
@Aaron_Brenner | Tiger Tracks on Facebook

CLEMSON — The first major injury of the season to a starter has struck.

Clemson junior wide receiver Charone Peake tore his ACL in practice Monday, announced by the team Wednesday. He will miss the remainder of the season with the knee injury.

Peake had eight catches for 84 yards and a touchdown in his only two games of 2013. He is expected to apply for a medical redshirt, thus retaining two years of eligibility starting next year.

In 2012, Peake’s 25 catches ranked fifth on the Tigers, tallying 172 yards and a pair of scores.

Junior Adam Humphries (41 catches, 280 yards in 2012) moves into Peake’s starting position, alongside 2011 All-American Sammy Watkins and deep threat Martavis Bryant. Other potential receivers to see more playing time including redshirt freshman Germone Hopper (coming off an ACC Rookie of the Week honor), and true freshmen Mike Williams and T.J. Green.

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