SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame receiver Avery Davis will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Irish also announced Saturday that sophomore quarterback Tyler Buchner will start the opener Sept. 3 against Ohio State.
The school said Davis, a senior and team captain who was penciled in to start at slot receiver, was injured Friday during practice. He missed the final month of last season after tearing the ACL in his left knee but was still third on the team in yards receiving with 386 on 27 catches.
The loss is a hit to an already thin position for Notre Dame, which has only five scholarship receivers left on the roster. Only Braden Lenzy and Lorenzo Styles caught more than 20 passes last season.
Buchner played in 10 games last season, mostly as a backup, and threw for 298 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran for 336 yards and three scores.