Former Penn State Wide Receiver KJ Hamler Tears ACL, Will Miss Remainder of 2021 Season

By Nick Polak on September 27, 2021 at 1:24 pm
Dec 13, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler (13) catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium.
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Saw news was delivered on Monday morning with the announcement that former Penn State receiver KJ Hamler will miss the remainder of the 2021 season for the Broncos due to a torn ACL.

Hamler becomes the second Denver receiver to pick up a severe injury early in the season as Jerry Jeudy remains sidelined with a high ankle sprain.

Hamler was identified by multiple sources as a player that could be in for a breakout season for the Broncos, but will now see his 2021 campaign end after just three games. His final line reads out as 5 receptions for 74 yards.

Before being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by Denver, Hamler starred in Happy Valley for two seasons (he missed his true freshman campaign due to an injury sustained as a senior in high school). Over his two seasons with Penn State, Hamler had 98 receptions for 1,658 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also added 87 yards rushing with a score on the ground and averaged 23.5 yards per return on kickoffs.

He was one of the most explosive and elusive players to ever come through State College, and we're sending all our positive vibes KJ's way and wishing him a full and speedy recovery.