Indiana football: WR Cam Camper out for the season with torn ACL

Indiana's Cam Camper (6)
Indiana's Cam Camper (6) /

Indiana football head coach Tom Allen announced on October 31 that junior wide receiver, Cam Camper, is out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL. Camper was injured in the second quarter of the game against Rutgers on October 22 and will require surgery in the near future.

The JUCO transfer has been probably the most impactful player on the offensive side of the ball all season and in just seven games played, Camper has been the go-to-guy for the Indiana offense with 46 receptions (leads IU), 569 receiving yards (leads IU), 12.4 yards per reception (third on IU), and two receiving touchdowns (tied for second on IU). His 46 receptions thus far still rank sixth in the Big Ten, despite having played one less game than most other receivers and his 569 receiving yards rank fifth in the Big Ten through Week 9.

One of the more impressive things about Camper is his ability to step up when needed. In his first-ever Division I college football game, he totaled 11 catches for 156 yards in a Week 1 win against the Fighting Illini.

He has at least 35 receiving yards in each game played this season and has two games with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards.

Coming into Bloomington, the focus for the receiving core had been D.J. Matthews Jr. and that’s about it. But, Camper has solidified himself as one of the best wide receivers in the Big Ten and hopefully will be able to give his senior season a go in 2023, with hopefully a better offense and overall team for Indiana football.

Expect guys like Emery Simmons, Javon Swinton, and Donaven McCulley to get many more targets from Bazelak (or whoever is at quarterback) as D.J. Matthews Jr. won’t be able to do it all on the outside for the Hoosiers.

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