The Colorado Daily—Cal

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst ISeptember 6, 2010

September 5th

Parker Orms lost for all of 2010

Red-shirt freshman nickel back Parker Orms, one of the stars of spring ball and fall camp, was expected to be one of the best players in the Buffs’ defensive backfield in 2010.

Now he will have to wait until 2011.

Orms tore his ACL in the first quarter of the game against Colorado State, and will be lost for the year. As Orms only played one quarter of one game, he will be eligible to apply for a medical red-shirt, and play four full years at Colorado.

“It’s pretty disappointing,” said Orms of his injury. “It went from the best day of my career to the worst in one second. It hurts, but we got the win, and I still have a big career ahead of me.”

Orms was on punt coverage when his injury occurred.

“I played the first series, and we had to punt so I was on the punt team,” said Orms, “so I ran down and I thought I was going to make the tackle, and my knee went one way and my leg went the other.”

Orms was replaced for the most part by Travis Sandersfeld, who had an interception against the Rams.

“That is what I said from the start of the year,” said Sandersfeld of his ability to step up and replace Orms. “At every position, we feel like we have depth. Even on special teams, I usually play all of them, and we felt comfortable getting (me) off and putting someone else on there.”

The Colorado secondary, considered a strength of the team, is getting short on bodies. Orms joins safety Vince Ewing on the lost-for-the-season list. On the depth chart, red-shirt and true freshman are listed as the primary backups. And there are still 11— perhaps 12—games left to the 2010 season.