Recent NCAA Football Player News

Notre Dame's Malik Zaire fractures ankle, done for season

Notre Dame starting redshirt sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right ankle.

What It Means:

Zaire's ankle bent awkwardly at the end of a scramble, and he needed help getting off the field after attempting to walk on it. Zaire won the starting gig over Everett Golson during the offseason, leading Golson to transfer. Redshirt freshman Deshone Kizer entered the game against Virginia and helped Notre Dame earn the victory, tossing a last-minute touchdown.

The Irish have now lost their starting quarterback and starting running back (Tarean Folston) to season-ending injuries in consecutive weeks.

Braxton Miller to switch to H-back role for Ohio State?

Ohio State's Braxton Miller is planning on switching from quarterback to an H-back role for the 2015 season. He will also return punts.

What It Means:

Miller is coming off of a shoulder surgery that kept him out of the entire 2014 season, and he's still not fully healthy. Head coach Urban Meyer said the switch is not official, but given that the team also has J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones on the roster, the possibility of a switch has some substance.

Last season, the Buckeyes finished fifth in the nation in our nERD metric, which indicates by how many points they'd be expected to defeat an average opponent on a neutral field. Of course, they won the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship, as well.

Joe Paterno elected to Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, former Penn State football head coach, Joe Paterno, was elected to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

What It Means:

Per ESPN, "Inductees must have been born in Pennsylvania or lived in or played and coached in the state for a majority of their careers." Jay Paterno, his son, is expected to accept on his behalf in an October ceremony.

Cardale Jones doesn't regret staying at Ohio State

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones believes he made the right decision in staying at school rather than entering the NFL Draft in May.

Pitt star wide receiver Tyler Boyd charged with DUI

The University of Pittsburgh's Tyler Boyd, according to USA Today, is "facing a DUI charge and several traffic violations stemming from a traffic stop last week."

What It Means:

This isn't good news for both Pitt and Boyd. The wide receiver finished with 1,261 yards and 8 scores last year, and has high hopes entering his Junior year.

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