The injury to N.C. State running back James Washington looked serious when it happened Saturday. N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien confirmed the worst on Monday.
Washington's college career is over after tearing the ligaments in his right knee in the third quarter of the Wolfpack's loss to North Carolina.
Washington, a senior, led the team in rushing in 2011 with 897 yards and had 42 catches for 315 yards. An ankle injury cost him three games this season. He finished this season with 77 yards on 27 carries and one touchdown. He also had eight catches for 58 yards.