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UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson out for season with foot injury

By in Press Enterprise on October 2, 2017

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen

UCLA lost one of its best pass catchers during Saturday’s 27-23 win over Colorado as tight end Caleb Wilson suffered a season-ending foot injury.

Wilson caught a 5-yard pass in the fourth quarter and Colorado safety Evan Worthington seemed to roll onto the tight end’s right foot during the tackle. Wilson hobbled to the line of scrimmage and limped through his route on the next play before leaving the game.

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The redshirt sophomore was recently added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award that honors the best receiver in the country at any position. The former USC walk-on was second on the team in receptions (38) and receiving yards (489) with one touchdown this season.

Wilson, who is beloved by his teammates for his positive energy wrote on Instagram on Sunday that he “might not be on the field for a little while, but my energy, passion and love for my team will go nowhere.” He added “this is something I WILL conquer.”

I will never understand why certain obstacles are placed in front of us, but this is something I WILL conquer. Putting on this UCLA🐻 jersey and going to war with my brothers is one of the greatest honors I’ve had in my life time. I love this team so much, and can not thank them enough for the love and support they have for me. Might not […]    

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