Texas A&M running back Jashaun Corbin left during the first half of the Aggies game against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday with an apparent leg injury, and the news could not be worse for A&M fans. During his weekly press conference on Monday, head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed that Corbin injured his hamstring and will miss the rest of the 2019 season.
Corbin was A&M’s most experienced running back coming into the season after junior Trayveon Williams entered the NFL Draft early following an 1,800-yard season. He was expected to carry a heavy workload this season. That said, running back is one position where A&M has the depth to sustain a loss like this. True freshman Isaiah Spiller, who came in for Corbin on Saturday, will likely see the most work. Spiller was a four-star prospect from Klein Collins, and he dad, Fred, played for A&M in the early 2000s. Most Aggies are likely already familiar with him after this 86-yard run he had in the season opener against Texas State.
Watch @isaiah_spiller flip the field on his 86yd carry. #GigEm pic.twitter.com/0XOoFeZlKq— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) August 30, 2019
Behind Spiller is sophomore Jacob Kibodi, who rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on only 11 attempts in 2017 before being redshirted in 2018, and Cordarrian Richardson, a sophomore transfer from UCF. Rounding out the depth chart is redshirt freshman Deneric Price.
A&M had two big departures from the offensive skill positions since last season in Trayveon Williams and Jace Sternberger. And with the injury to freshman Baylor Cupp during fall camp, these are also the two positions where the assumed starter is now out for the year.