Former Liberty Co. star McMillan tears ACL in National Football League debut

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

Rookie Miami Dolphin Raekwon McMillan, who played high school ball with the Liberty County Panthers, was injured during the first play for his first National Football League game Thursday. The team has not confirmed the injury, only saying McMillan injured his knee.

McMillan was a second round pick this year out of Ohio State. The Dolphins have Mike Hull and Chase Allen behind McMillan on the depth chart at middle linebacker. He had made wonderful strides in recent days at Dolphins camp, and had yet to even take his first defensive snap when the injury happened. He finished his final season with the Buckeyes with 102 tackles and second-team All-American honors. The Dolphins may have to dip into free agency or test the trade market if the reports of his injury are true.

The 20-year-old was listed as a starter as the inside linebacker in Miami's 4-3 defensive scheme, with Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons as the outside linebackers. Alonso led the Dolphins with 69 tackles this past season. He is expected to miss the entire 2017 season. He was originally only downgraded to questionable to return, but as the night went on, rumors began to swirl.

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