Michael Campanaro, the star wide receiver of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons suffered a broken collarbone in the 13-0 loss to Syracuse. According to the school spokesperson, he will be out 4-6 weeks, which would put him out for the rest of the regular season.
In 8 games this season, Campanaro caught 67 passes for 803 yards and 6 touchdowns in addition to throwing one. Campanaro was third all time in the ACC with 227 catches in his career. The injury means that Campanaro will miss games against Florida State, Duke and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is 4-5, but as one of their wins was against Presbyterian, they need to win out to be bowl eligible. If they are unable to do that, which would be significantly more difficult without Campanaro, then he has played his last game as a Demon Deacon.
Campanaro has a future beyond college football and will have to turn his attention to the NFL and preparing for the NFL Draft. In that respect, Campanaro has a chance to be the top pure slot receiver in this year’s class.