QB Tyler Hansen Ruptures Spleen, Will Miss Rest of Season

Colorado Buffaloes QB Tyler Hansen will miss the remainder of the 2010 season after rupturing his spleen on a second quarter hit Saturday against Texas Tech. Hansen was 9-10 for 62 yards before the injury. After being named the starter for the Buffs in the offseason, the junior quarterback completed 68% of his passes on the year throwing for 1,102 yards with six touchdowns, six interceptions.

Hansen led the Buffs to a 3-1 start but CU has lost the last three. After playing one of his better games at Colorado against Georgia, CU coaches pulled Hansen in the second half of the Missouri game in favor of Cody Hawkins. Hansen was 15-21 against the Tigers before the switch.

Senior QB Cody Hawkins will now be re-inserted into the starting spot to finish out the remainder of the season. His first start of the year will come against the Oklahoma Sooners on the road next weekend. The Sooners will be highly motivated after losing to Missouri this past weekend. In 2007, Cody Hawkins led the Buffs to a major upset over the #3 Oklahoma Sooners but playing in Norman, OK is a different beast.

Hawkins has plenty of experience and is familiar with the offense having seen starting action the prior three seasons and playing time in two games this year. This season, Hawkins is 38-68, 413 yards with two scores and one interception.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Ralphie Report

You must be a member of The Ralphie Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Ralphie Report. You should read them.

Join The Ralphie Report

You must be a member of The Ralphie Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Ralphie Report. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker