Tulane's top-returning rusher suffers career-ending injury
Tulane running back Corey Dauphine shared some unfortunate news this weekend. The Green Wave’s leading returning rusher, slated for a sixth-year senior season in 2020, has suffered a torn Achilles tendon, ending his college football career.
Dauphine made the announcement Saturday via his Instagram account:
When the doctor told me, My college career is over after I’ve torn my Achilles. It killed me hearing those words come out of his mouth. I had so much to prove this season, I wanted the world to feel me. I wanted the world to hear my story. This will not stop me from chasing my dreams, and accomplishing my goals that I’ve set. I will comeback better than ever !!! #RollWave 🌊
Tulane is coming off a 7-6 season, capped by a 30-13 win over Southern Miss in the Armed Forces Bowl, in 2019. Dauphine appeared in 12 of those games, including the Green Wave’s 24-6 loss at Auburn (5 carries, 23 yards). He logged 72 carries last season for 7 touchdowns and 575 yards, an impressive average of 7.99 yards per carry. Departed QB Justin McMillan led all Tulane rushers with 169 attempts for 745 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Mississippi State is scheduled to host the Green Wave on Sept. 26.
Hopefully, Dauphine heals and receives a professional opportunity.
Correction: The article previously stated Tulane played Louisiana in the Cure Bowl. That was the previous season.