N.C. State receiver Jumichael Ramos will redshirt this season, the school announced on Wednesday.
Ramos, who was second on the team in receptions (34) and receiving yards (457) last season, had knee surgery and will use the redshirt year to recover.
“If J-Mike had tried to play, he would have had to deal with nagging injury all season and not be able to play to the level that he is capable of playing,” N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said in a statement released by the school. “I’m happy that he will be able to enjoy a senior season at top form.”
Ramos’ absence leaves the Wolfpack short on experience at receiver. Senior Bra’Lon Cherry (22 catches, 288 yards) is the top returning receiver. Sophomore Stephen Louis, who redshirted with a shoulder injury last year, is expected to have an expanded role this season.
Junior Jaylen Samuels, who is listed as a tight end/fullback, led the Wolfpack in receptions (65) and receiving yards (597) last year.