San Diego State Running Back Chase Jasmin Injures Knee

Nov 4, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; San Diego State player Chase Jasmin (22) rushes for a first down against San Jose State during the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game at CEFCU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego State Running Back Chase Jasmin Injures Knee

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San Diego State Running Back Chase Jasmin Injures Knee


San Diego State Running Back Chase Jasmin Injures Knee


San Diego State second-string running back injures knee during Spring football scrimmage.


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Chase Jasmin goes into the 2018 season with question marks.

Over the weekend during spring football scrimmages projected second-string San Diego State running back, Chase Jasmin suffered a knee injury. Despite early speculations that Jasmin might have torn a MCL or ACL [link], the Aztecs staff is cautiously optimistic on his return for 2018.

Chase Jasmin redshirted his true freshman year in 2016, and saw some playing time in 2017. During the 2017 season, he earned his spot as a third-stringer, rushing for 137 yards on 33 attempts with 2 touchdowns. A bulk of his workload came against San Jose State in mop-up duty with 14 rushes for 82 yards and 1 touchdown. He gave everyone a glimpse of his talents in a post-Rashaad Penny backfield.

The Aztecs sought out his speed as a high school recruit. Over his high school career at powerhouse Westlake he amassed 2,808 yards and 24 touchdowns on 378 attempts, averaging 7.4 yards per rush. In the Rocky Long-era, backups have outperformed expectations in his run-first offense and Jasmin has a shot to be the next guy up.

Jasmin’s injury puts a wrench in Rocky Long’s depth chart. Washington would still be the presumed starter, but if Long chose the backups today the order would look like senior Chad Woolsey, redshirt freshmen Chance Bell and Kaegun Williams.

Notable: Because of ongoing construction at the San Diego State sports facilities, San Diego State had started practicing at the practice facility vacated by the Chargers franchise.

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