OSU football: Collin Clay granted eligibility but tears ACL
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State defensive lineman Collin Clay's bad news outweighed his good news, and the former Putnam City star will be sidelined for the 2020 season.
The good news had come in the form of his NCAA eligibility waiver, which was recently approved after his transfer from Arkansas. It would have made him eligible to play this season.
But Clay recently tore his ACL and is out for the year. He posted the news on Instagram on Thursday.
The 6-foot-3, 296-pound Clay will still be considered a sophomore next season.
Clay played in 11 games as a true freshman defensive end at Arkansas last season.
While he had been progressing well and finding a role with the Cowboys, the superior depth of the defensive front should be able to absorb the painful blow of losing Clay.