September 15, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Alfred Blue (4) carries the ball past Idaho Vandals safety Gary Walker (8) during the first half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Idaho 63-14. Mandatory Credit: Crystal Logiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU running back Alfred Blue excited to finally return to football

Senior running back Alfred Blue is itching to return to the field for the LSU Tigers in 2013. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Blue suffered a torn ACL in the third game of the 2012 season, an injury which caused him to miss the remainder of the year. He was second in the SEC in rushing at the time, having become the first LSU running back since 2008 to put together consecutive 100-yard games.

Blue recently spoke about the difficulty of missing almost an entire year of football:

Sitting out the whole season after ACL knee surgery was hard, man — just to have to watch everybody out there playing. You want to contribute and help your team win, but you can’t. It was just hard sitting out there for the Clemson game (in the Chick-fil-A Bowl) and the rest of the season, especially the games we lost (USA Today Sports).

Coach Les Miles has praised Blue’s resolve, saying that the young running back hasn’t been shying away from contact in practice.

The Tigers open the 2013 season against the TCU Horned Frogs this upcoming Saturday.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

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