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Wake Forest linebacker Justin Strnad done for season

October 22, 2019
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson argues with official Kirk Lewis after losing an onside-kick attempt during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Louisville in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Louisville won 62-59. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson argues with official Kirk Lewis after losing an onside-kick attempt during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Louisville in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Louisville won 62-59. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest leading tackler Justin Strnad is out for the season with a ruptured bicep tendon.

The team says he had surgery Tuesday, three days after he was hurt in a 22-20 victory over Florida State.

The senior linebacker had made 20 consecutive starts for the No. 25 Demon Deacons (6-1, 2-1). He has a team-best 69 tackles and his average of 9.7 ranks seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Coach Dave Clawson calls Strnad “one of those players who left it all on the field for Wake Forest the last five years.”

The Demon Deacons returned to the AP Top 25 after a one-week absence. They are idle this week and host North Carolina State on Nov. 2.

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