Report: UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower out for season opener at Wisconsin on Saturday

Photo by Maria Uminski/Collegian

Photo by Maria Uminski/Collegian

Massachusetts football tight end Rob Blanchflower will not play in Saturday’s season opener at No. 23 Wisconsin due to a pair of undisclosed injuries, according to multiple reports from UMass football practice on Monday afternoon.

Ricardo Miller, a fifth-year transfer from Michigan, will start at tight end in Blanchflower’s place.

Here’s what Molnar had to say to Daniel Malone of MassLive.com about Blanchflower.

Blanchflower is the second UMass starter to be ruled out for Saturday’s contest as projected starting running back Jordan Broadnax is out for at least this coming week with a knee injury. 

The UMass captain was sidelined most of fall camp due to his ailments, but Molnar remained optimistic and fairly tight-lipped about his star. Molnar said in a conference call Monday morning that Blanchflower would “go out there today and see what he can do.”

Apparently he couldn’t do too much.

Nick Canelas can be reached at ncanelas@umass.edu and followed on Twitter @NickCanelas.

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One comment on “Report: UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower out for season opener at Wisconsin on Saturday

  1. Pingback: UMass Roster Breakdown: Tight Ends | Daily Collegian Sports

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