Coach Manny Diaz announced Monday that Miami's quarterback D'Eriq King has been sidelined for the season due to a shoulder injury.
Diaz informed 560 WQAM radio Miami that King would have surgery on his right shoulder and that freshman Tyler Van Dyke would start moving forward.
King suffered a shoulder injury in the third match against Michigan State. However, he was able to finish the 38-17 home defeat. King missed the two remaining games. He also missed the heartbreaking 30-28 defeat to Virginia in their last game on Sept. 30.
King, a spring 2020 transfer from Houston, returned to Miami with high hopes for another big season after sustaining a torn ACL to his right knee during the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State. King spent his offseason recovering multiple times per day in order to be back in time for Alabama's season opener. King threw for 767 yard with three touchdowns, four interceptions and a total of three touchdowns in three games.
King was widely regarded as the best dual-threat quarterback in the country when he entered the year. King is Miami's most accurate passer and has accounted to 111 touchdowns. He has accounted for 76 passing touchdowns, 32 more rushing touchdowns and three receiving. In each category, no player in college football has scored as many touchdowns over the past two decades.
King was injured so Van Dyke took over the starting position. He threw for 473 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions. Peyton Matocha, a freshman who is rarely used, serves as Van Dyke's backup. Jake Garcia, who was injured in Miami's win against Central Connecticut State, is expected to be out of action until November.
On Saturday, North Carolina plays Miami.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.