Junior defensive tackle Lee Roy Selmon Jr. will miss the 2002 football season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in a pickup basketball game earlier in the week. According to a release from the USF sports information department, USF coach Jim Leavitt confirmed the injury to Selmon but was unable to be reached for comment.
Selmon played for the Bulls in both the 1999 and 2000 seasons but utilized a redshirt season in 2001. Selmon’s father, South Florida Athletic Director Lee Roy Selmon, said he would not comment on his son’s injury until he knew more.
Leavitt said that Selmon Jr. will try to return for the 2003 season and that they would petition the NCAA for a hardship sixth season for the defensive lineman for the 2004 season.
4 receive scholarships
Derrick Rackard, a co-captain of the 2001 South Florida football team, was named as the recipient of the John McClendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to Rackard at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics on June 18 in Dallas.
Three other USF cross country and track and field student athletes were recognized by Conference USA. Carolyn Lyon, a former member of the cross country team who graduated last month, was named as one of six C-USA athletes to earn a $4,000 postgraduate scholarship. Russ Herbers and Cori Kill were named C-USA Men’s and Women’s Scholar-Athletes of the Year, respectively.