March 7, 2013

Syracuse Defenseman Mullins Out for Season with Knee Injury

from staff reports

Syracuse sophomore defenseman Brandon Mullins will miss the remainder of the 2013 season due to a right knee injury that will require surgery, the school announced Thursday. Mullins suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Orange's 9-8 overtime win against Virginia on March 1.

Mullins, a former Texas high school football star at Coppell High, has started 12 games in his SU career, including two of the Orange's first three games this season. He picked up two ground balls and caused one turnover in 2013 before getting hurt.

Earlier this week, Mullins was named to the Big East Honor Roll for his performance in the Virginia game. Mullins helped guard UVa attackman Nick O'Reilly who did not record a point in Friday's contest.

As a freshman last season, Mullins played in all 17 games with 10 starts. He registered 27 ground balls and was fourth on the team with 13 caused turnovers.

Mullins was profiled in the April 2011 issue of Lacrosse Magazine, where he told the story of choosing to play lacrosse at Syracuse despite drawing interest to play football from coaches at schools such as Oklahoma, Texas, Notre Dame and Boise State. Mullins was the Associated Press' Texas 5A Player of the Year as a senior, but by then he had already committed to lacrosse at Syracuse.

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