Syracuse Orange starting center Jason Emerich left the Louisville game with a shoulder injury. As the weeks went on, Emerich’s name seemed to be affixed to the injury report and Dino Babers alluded to the fact that it was unlikely he would play again this season.
That news was confirmed Tuesday as SU Athletics announced Emerich has undergone shoulder surgery on October 11 and he will miss the remainder of the season. That will also conclude the redshirt senior’s college career, unfortunately.
Colin Byrne has been filling in as the starting Orange center with Donnie Foster backing him up.
Emerich came into the season as one of the squad’s unquestioned leaders. He repped SU at Media Day and was on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy and the Wuerffel Trophy. He ends his SU career with 28 total games played and 14 starts. He is a two-time ACC Honor Roll selection and was named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team last season.
The Pennsylvania-bred Emerich already got his undergraduate degree in sport management and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in instructional design, development and evaluation. Damn shame to see his football career end this way but SU fans will be rooting for Jason in whatever comes next.