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SEMO Redhawks starting running back out for season

Southeast Missouri State University's starting tailback DeMichael Jackson will miss the rest of the 2015 season due to a torn ACL. (Source: Southeast Missouri State University) Southeast Missouri State University's starting tailback DeMichael Jackson will miss the rest of the 2015 season due to a torn ACL. (Source: Southeast Missouri State University)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Southeast Missouri State University's starting tailback DeMichael Jackson will miss the rest of the 2015 season due to a torn ACL.

Jackson had an MRI and found he has a torn ACL in his right knee, according to the university.

He is scheduled to have surgery on Sept. 28.

Jackson went to the locker room with athletic trainers just before the end of the first half of the game against Indiana State on Sept. 19.

He was in for a few plays in the third quarter (did not carry the ball) before spending the rest of the game on the sidelines.

"Obviously, it's disappointing," said Southeast Head Football Coach Tom Matukewicz in a news release. "You work really hard as a student-athlete and dream about your senior year. This is how life works sometimes. DeMichael plans on taking a medical redshirt and returning to finish his career at Southeast next year."

Jackson led the Redhawks with 265 yards on 56 carries in three starts prior to his injury. He ran for a career-high 186 yards in Southeast's win over Southern Illinois during the second week of the season. Jackson is currently ranked second in the Ohio Valley Conference in rushing with 88.3 yards per game.

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