Washington loses DE Hau'oli Jamora for season

Washington sophomore defensive end Hau'oli Jamora will miss the rest of the 2011 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, the school announced Monday.

Jamora was tied for fifth on the team with 15 tackles. He also had three tackles for loss and one sack through four games. He was replaced in the lineup on Saturday by a rotation of ends that included freshmen Josh Shirley and Andrew Hudson.

Shirley, a hybrid end-linebacker, topped the depth chart Monday. The redshirt freshman recorded his first career sack in the win over California on Saturday.

Big loss for the Huskies as Jamora was the defense's best pass rusher. And at 247 pound, he's got a bigger body than the 230 pound Shirley.

Jamora ended up starting seven games as a true freshman in 2010, finishing with 49 tackles, eight tackles for a loss and three sacks, including one in the Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska.

As noted here by Bob Condotta, Jamora likely would qualify for a redshirt year.

The Huskies visit Utah on Saturday.