Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels, who suffered a knee injury back in October, returned to the team after missing two games to finish the season on a four-game winning streak. Unfortunately for Carta-Samuels, he will not be able to play for the team in the BBVA Compass Bowl because of his injury, but he still made a major impact on the team that will not be forgotten.
Carta-Samuels underwent knee surgery that will keep him sidelined for the game and head coach James Franklin told the media that his quarterback took the field for the final three games with a torn ACL.
The surgery was to repair his ACL tear and now he will begin his road to recovery.
Need an example of sacrificing for the team? No reason to look beyond @AUSTYNCS_6 … Playing last 3 games (all Ws) with torn ACL. WOW!
— VandyFootball (@VandyFootball) December 16, 2013
As you can see by this message from Vanderbilt offensive line coach Herb Hand, Carta-Samuels was one of the most well-respected players on the team and his toughness rallied the team together.
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) December 16, 2013
With Carta-Samuels officially ruled out, Vanderbilt will look to freshman Patton Robinette as the starting quarterback.