Myles Jack: UCLA linebacker out for year with knee injury

Updated: September 24, 2015
Myles Jack: UCLA linebacker out for year with knee injury

Myles Jack, UCLA’s multitalented linebacker from Bellevue High School, was lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice Tuesday.

A four-star recruit in the 2013 class, Jack has played both ways for the Bruins — excelling in each facet. He’s scored one rushing touchdown this year while focusing more on defense (as a freshman, Jack had 267 yards rushing and seven TDs). Jack clinched UCLA’s win Saturday over BYU, intercepting a pass with a minute left. He did not appear hurt on the play.

In the preseason College Football Top247, Jack was one of 32 five-stars and the No. 15 player in the country.

Jack’s is likely finished. He’s projected as a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and it’s unlikely a knee injury, even an ACL, would do much to damage his potential in the eyes of NFL executives.

No. 9 UCLA plays No. 16 Arizona on Saturday, a matchup of undefeated Pac-12 South teams. The Bruins are already down defensive starters Eddie Vanderdoes and Fabian Moreau with season-ending injures.