UW has just announced that sophomore defensive end Hau’oli Jamora will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Saturday’s win over Cal.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Jamora has been UW’s best pass rusher since emerging as a starter midway through last season, playing primarily at the weak-side end position. He is tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 15 and second in tackles-for-a-loss with three, along with one sack and had 49 tackles and eight for a loss last season, when he was named the team’s Most Outstanding Freshmen.
He was replaced Saturday by a rotation of players that was led by redshirt freshmen Josh Shirley and Andrew Hudson, who will now likely take over the job full-time for the rest of the season.
Shirley had his first career sack late in the Cal game and has four tackles on the season. Hudson has five tackles.
Jamora has a redshirt year available and by being injured in the first half of the fourth game of this year would likely qualify for one, though UW will likely have to file an official petition to get it approved.