FSU WR Scooter Haggins likely lost for season with injury
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s depth at wide receiver has taken another hit.
Senior backup Scooter Haggins will likely miss the season with a knee injury, coach Jimbo Fisher said after Wednesday’s scrimmage.
“Scooter is going to be out for a while,” Fisher said. “He has a stress fracture.”
Haggins is a senior but has not redshirted, so he will likely opt to return for the 2014 season.
He had offseason knee surgery, but Fisher said Haggins was still bothered by the knee during the rehabilitation process. Haggins’ next surgery hasn’t been scheduled yet.
A quarterback in high school, Haggins converted to receiver at Florida State and has 20 catches for 206 yards in his career. He had eight catches in 2012, including a 42-yard grab in the win over Boston College.
Haggins also missed six games in the 2011 season after breaking his hand after making a catch against Oklahoma.
Beyond Haggins, the Seminoles have lost three receivers that could have been contributors in 2013.
In May, track star Marvin Bracy opted to go pro and bypass playing football for the Seminoles. In June, Greg Dent was charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony, and he is not able to play while his case is still pending. And last week, Willie Haulstead was declared academically ineligible.
Florida State still has its 2012 leading receiver, Rashad Greene, who caught 57 passes for 741 yards and six touchdowns, along with Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw as its starters. But the Seminoles will now lean on junior Christian Green and a group of true freshmen: Isaiah Jones, Jesus Wilson and Levonte Whitfield.