The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024

Corp out for the year, Hicks to start at QB

The latest injury to the University of Richmond football team may be the toughest for the team to overcome.

Junior quarterback Aaron Corp, who transferred to Richmond in January from the University of Southern California, suffered a season-ending knee injury on the first series of last Saturday's 17-0 loss at the University of New Hampshire. The injury occurred when an offensive lineman rolled into Corp's knee.

"This is a tough situation for Aaron and our team and we wish Aaron the best as he recovers," Richmond coach Latrell Scott said in a statement. "But this season is far from over. I really like the fight our guys showed Saturday in a hostile environment and we have to keep that mentality this weekend at [the University of] Massachusetts."

Corp will have surgery this week on the knee but the nature of his injury was not disclosed.

To make matters worse for the Spiders, back-up quarterback John Laub -- who competed for the starting position in training camp this August -- suffered a broken wrist against Elon University on Sept. 18, and will not be able to play for the next few weeks.

That means redshirt sophomore Nick Hicks, who also serves as the punter, will remain the starting quarterback through this week's game against Massachusetts. He will be backed up by true freshman Montel White.

Hicks struggled in relief of Corp at New Hampshire, going nine for 27 with five interceptions. Hicks was the team's third-string quarterback last year before moving to punter mid-way through the year.

Contact staff writer Andrew Prezioso at andrew.prezioso@richmond.edu

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