The Missouri Tigers announced Wednesday that freshman wide receiver Keyon Dilosa will miss the entire 2014 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a workout. This is the latest blow to the Tigers’ receiving corps, which after losing starting wideouts L’Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas to graduation also saw leading receiver Dorial Green-Beckham be dismissed following spring practice and his brother, Darnell Green, decide to postpone his enrollment until next year.
Dilosa, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder out of Round Rock, Texas who chose Mizzou over offers from schools such as Arkansas State, BYU, Houston, and Texas Tech, is considered an explosive presence who had the ability to develop into a deep threat. Though it would have been best anyway to give Dilosa a redshirt year to get up to speed and add strength, he may have had a chance to play as a true freshman due to the problems the Tigers have endured at the receiver position.
In addition to projected starters Bud Sasser, Jimmie Hunt, and Darius White, the Tigers have experienced scholarship player Levi Copelin, J’Mon Moore, and Wesley Leftwich, highly-regarded walk-on Gavin Otte, and new freshmen DeSean Blair, Nate Brown, Lawrence Lee, and Thomas Richard to provide extra depth this year.