Cincinnati's Munchie Legaux Granted Fifth Year, Could Move to Wide Receiver

By DJ Byrnes on March 3, 2014 at 11:29a

Cincinnati's awesomely-named Munchie Legaux suffered a gruesome knee injury against Illinois last year, but was recently awarded a fifth year by the NCAA. 

He won't participate in spring ball, but he's working his way back to playing this fall:

“I could easily fold and say OK, I don’t want to play anymore. But I’m a fighter. I want to keep playing.”

Cincinnati's trainer said Legaux's knee injury was the worst he'd seen in his career. Originally given a 50/50 chance of playing again, those odds have shifted to 60/40. But with Legaux sidelined, sophomore transfer Gunner Kiel (remember him?) and JUCO transfer Jarred Evans are dueling for the quarterback position in spring ball.

This means ol' Munchie could be the odd man out, and it means when Cincinnati comes to Columbus next fall, Munchie could be lined up as a wide receiver.

No matter what happens, hopefully he makes it back onto the field in some capacity. It would make for a great story.


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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

It was definitely one of the worst injuries I've seen in person.  It joins the horrific injury to Louisville's Kevin Ware from last March and Anderson Silva splitting his shin in the UFC.

I hope he gets better.

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Phillips.449's picture

Yep that was horrific!  Tim Krumrie's leg and the curb stomp scene from American History X are also on the list of things that made me get into the fetal position in my seat when I saw them!

alust2013's picture

Was it as bad as Willis McGahee's knee injury in the '02 title game?

...and Michigan still sucks.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

That was an awful injury. What was weird about that game is that the illini were already in a pretty comfortable position when it happened. It looked like they were going to be good in 2013, and the Bearcats were going to be way down. Neither was the case.

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BUCKI06's picture

Can't stand UC football, but I have always liked Munchie.  I hope he's able to make a full recovery and get back on the field this year. 

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