Juwann Winfree‘s college football odyssey has taken yet another decidedly negative twist.
Colorado announced late last week that Winfree sustained a torn ACL during practice this past Wednesday. As a result, the wide receiver will miss the entire 2016 season.
A bit of silver lining for both the player and the program is Winfree will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2017 when he returns to the playing field.
“We all really feel for Juwann,” a statement from head football coach Mike MacIntyre began. “He is a phenomenal young man and has fit in really well on our team. Unfortunately, this is what can happen in football. But Juwann is a very positive young man and no doubt will work hard in his rehabilitation and will be back for 2017.”
Winfree began his collegiate career at Maryland, a three-star 2014 signee who caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman. In November of that year, Winfree was suspended for a pair of games for violating the university’s student-athlete code of conduct.
In June of 2015, Winfree was suspended for a violation of Maryland’s student-athlete code of conduct, which was followed by his decision less than two weeks later to transfer from the Terps. After flirting with Pittsburgh a couple of times, Winfree spent the 2015 season at the junior college level before signing with Colorado.