Arizona Wildcats special teams ace Trevor Ermisch will need surgery after suffering a torn left ACL on the opening kickoff at Cal, coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday.
Ermisch, a junior receiver from Phoenix, has been on all of UA’s special teams units.
“Trevor is probably our most productive special teams player,” Rodriguez said.
“It was just a non-contact injury. He was literally just running down the field, making a cut across a guy’s face, and he just planted wrong or something on the turf.”
Ermisch made eight tackles on special teams last season and five this year, including stopping Colorado punter Darragh O’Neill after a gain of 1 yard on a fake two weeks ago. The Buffs ran the fake on fourth-and-5 from their 17.