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IU football redshirt-freshman quarterback Michael Penix Jr. out for season



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Redshirt freshman quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks before passing the ball Sept. 28 in Spartan Stadium. Penix was ruled out for the rest of this football season after having surgery Monday. Alex Deryn

IU Athletics announced Tuesday that redshirt freshman quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will miss the rest of the season due to an injury sustained last Saturday night against Northwestern.

"We feel really bad for Mike," IU head coach Tom Allen said in a press release. "He's worked extremely hard and had a great season. He'll recover from this and get bigger and stronger this offseason. Mike has a very bright future with the Hoosiers."

The press release said Penix Jr. injured his right sternoclavicular joint.

In his first season as IU’s starter, Penix Jr. accumulated 1,513 total yards and 12 total touchdowns over six games started. As a true freshman, the quarterback suffered a season-ending injury when he tore his ACL against Penn State. 

Junior quarterback Peyton Ramsey – starter of all 12 games in 2018 – will assume the starting quarterback position.

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