TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher announced Thursday that senior tight end Kevin Haplea will miss the 2013 season after sustaining an ACL tear in his right knee during offseason workouts.
“We learned this morning that Kevin had an ACL tear and out of respect to the Haplea family, waited to give their family time before we issued a statement. It’s unfortunate for Kevin. He had a great spring and was going to be a big part of our offense this season.”
Haplea played in 13 games for the Seminoles in 2012 hauling in three catches for 15 yards. He caught his first touchdown as a Seminole in the win at USF. Haplea excelled in the run game, helping the Seminoles rack up school records with 40 rushing touchdowns and 6,591 yards in total offense. He also played a big role in the Seminoles special teams.
“He’s a tough guy and extremely hard worker, who will get through this and come back stronger. He’s an older and experienced guy that we‘ll just have another year, which will be good for the younger guys and our program.”