Senior running back Jessie Callier, a three-year letterman, is out for the season after rupturing an Achilles tendon Saturday on the opening kickoff of the Huskies game against Georgia State, coach Chris Petersen said Monday. The career of Callier, one of four in the tailback rotation, is likely over.“That’s a tough one to take,” Petersen said. “He’s a guy who’s done a lot of good things for us.”
Callier, a starter in the Eastern Washington game, carried 19 times for 91 yards and one touchdown this season, fourth on the team behind Lavon Coleman, Dwayne Washington and QB Cyler Miles. He was the starter heading into the 2012 season, then tore an ACL in the season opener at San Diego State.
Petersen said he hasn’t looked into the possibility of a medical redshirt season for Callier, from Downey, CA.
The Huskies open the Pac-12 Conference season at home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday against Stanford.