Heartbreaking news today for an all-time great Ute, as it was announced that senior wide receiver Dres Anderson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. This marks the end of Dres' career as a Ute, which makes this injury a little harder to swallow.
Here is the official press release from Utah SID, Liz Abel:
A medical evaluation has revealed that Utah senior wide receiver Dres Anderson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Anderson is Utah's leading receiver with 355 yards and four touchdowns. He is second on the team in receptions (22). Anderson finishes his Utah career with 2,077 career yards, which ranks fifth in school history.
Dres is one of the most dynamic wide receivers and personalities to ever wear the crimson and white. Anderson was the deep ball threat for the offense the past three seasons, and one of the most dangerous receivers in the country. Without him, Kenneth Scott, Tim Patrick, Kaelin Clay and Westlee Tonga are going to have to step up. Also, another name will have to step in as well, whether that is Delshawn McClellon or Kenric Young, or another name, we'll have to see.
Either way, this is a gut punch to Ute fans, because Dres is such a great player, and a great young man.
From the staff at Block U, we want to thank Dres for his time as a Ute and all the great highlights, memories and soundbites. Now go get well and make some noise in the NFL!
Here are some highlights from Dres' career up on The Hill.