Clemson kicker Huegel out for season, hurt knee in practice - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Clemson kicker Huegel out for season, hurt knee in practice

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson has lost its kicker for the season after he was injured on the last play of practice.

Coach Dabo Swinney said a defensive lineman rolled into Greg Huegel's leg Wednesday after he kicked during a two-minute drill.

Swinney says the junior walked off the field, but tests Thursday showed he tore his ACL.

Huegel has made 2-of-4 field goals this season. He has started all three seasons with the No. 2 Tigers, making 78 percent of his 55 field goal attempts and leading Clemson in points each year.

Swinney says junior Alex Spence will be the kicker Saturday against Boston College. Spence's only kicks in his career have been two extra points.

But Swinney says Spence looked good during August practice making a 51-yard field goal in a scrimmage.

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