USU sophmore tight end to redshirt after season-ending surgery

Source: CVDaily Feed

LOGAN – Utah State’s Dax Raymond is out for the season. Head coach Matt Wells said the sophomore tight end had season-ending back surgery and will be unable to play the remainder of the year, but will not lose any eligibility.

“We’ll use this as his redshirt year,” Wells said. “He’ll have three years when he gets back. He’s certainly a big part of the offense that we’re missing right now, but I would consider him a starter at tight end with Wyatt Houston. It’s an injury that Dax sustained during the first day of training camp, so it’s very unfortunate for him. We look forward to a complete recovery and should have him full speed with us starting June 1 when our summer program starts next year.”

The 6-foot-5, 254 pound tight end played in nine games during his freshman season. While at Timpview High he caught 74 passes for 1,458 yards as a senior. There was a lot of anticipation for how he would be able to contribute this season.

“Dax is going to have a great year,” Houston said during fall camp in August. “He’s going to be a stud for us. A lot of people are going to learn about Dax this season.”

Raymond joins and handful of other Aggies that are missing playing time due to injuries this season, including running back Devante Mays and safety Dallin Leavitt.