CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 01: Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Louisville Cardinals, left, meets with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers prior to their game at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

ACC captain suffers devastating season-ending injury

This is just awful.

Louisville special teams captain Devante Peete was expected to not only be a major contributor on special teams, but was also the second receiver behind starter Seth Dawkins. However, his season has been cut short before it ever began as he has suffered a torn right ACL according to coach Bobbty Petrino.

The 6-foot-6, 207-pound receiver had four catches for 70 yards last year and Petrino was complimentary of him as a receiver. He also made 10 tackles and blocked a punt last year for the Cardinals. Peete will be able to redshirt this year so he doesn't lose any eligibility, which is the only fortunate thing to come out of this injury.

[h/t Associated Press]