TCU has lost standout defensive tackle Ross Blacklock to a season-ending Achilles injury.
A person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday night that Blacklock was injured during non-contact work in a recent practice. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no announcement from the school about the injury.
The 6-foot-4, 329-pound Blacklock had 27 tackles with two sacks as a redshirt freshman for the Horned Frogs last season. The big, athletic defensive tackle started all 14 games, and had two tackles for loss against Stanford in the Alamo Bowl.
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TCU, which made it to the Big 12 championship game last season, opens this season at home Sept. 1 against SWAC team Southern University.