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Third-ranked Clemson loses WR Charone Peake for season to torn knee ligament at practice

Clemson wide receiver Charone Peake has been lost for the season after tearing a knee ligament at practice this week.

Peake was the team's second-leading receiver with eight catches for 84 yards and a touchdown for Clemson (2-0).

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Peake tore an ACL during a non-contact drill Tuesday and an MRI on Wednesday showed the ligament tear. Football spokesman Tim Bourret said that Peake will require surgery. Bourret said Clemson will apply for a medical redshirt so Peake won't lose a year of eligibility.

Bourret said Clemson, which is off this weekend, would not specify which knee Peake hurt, per athletic department policy.

Peake was on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award that goes to the top receiver in college football.