BYU cornerback Jordan Johnson will miss the season after he injured his right knee in practice.
Athletic department spokesman Brett Pyne says Johnson was hurt during Monday’s practice. He tore his ACL and will need surgery.
Johnson started 12 games last year as a sophomore and made 48 tackles and an interception for a defense that ranked No. 3 in the nation in yards allowed per game.
The Cougars were already looking for one new starter at corner, with freshman Dallin Leavitt and junior college transfer Robertson Daniel competing for the job. Now both could end up starting when BYU opens the season at Virginia on Aug. 31.