April 14, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jacob Coker (14) throws the ball while under pressure from defensive tackle Nile Lawerence-Stample (99) during the first half of the Florida State spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles’ backup QB Jacob Coker out for the season

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On Monday, Florida State Seminoles’ head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters that second-team quarterback Jacob Coker injured his knee and would require surgery to fix the problem.

Fisher said that Coker suffered meniscus damage is his knee during the Seminoles’ 59-3 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday. With the Seminoles getting out to such a huge lead, Fisher turned to Coker to play most of the second half while starter Jameis Winston got a rest. Coker, usually a good runner, had a noticeable limp while he was in.

On Tuesday, Fisher announced that Coker can’t put weight on his knee for six weeks and will miss the rest of the season, including the bowl game.

On the season, Coker has completed 18-of-36 passes for 250 yards with an interception. Entering the season, he was 3-of-5 for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Redshirt freshman Sean Maguire will now back up Winston. He’s thrown two career passes.

Most expect Coker, a redshirt sophomore, to try to graduate and transfer to another school after the spring semester, perhaps returning to his home state to replace A.J. McCarron at Alabama next season.

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