Former Bobcat defensive lineman Preston Gale's journey to a professional football team came to a heartbreaking end last night.
Gale was in Ottawa Wednesday trying out for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian football league. Gale, along with two other players, were vying for a single roster spot on the Redblacks defensive line.
Gale's agent, William Lower, told us last night that Gale impressed the Redblacks personnel and was set to sign a 3 year deal with the CFL team. However, on the final rep of his workout with the team Gale suffered a tear in his right ACL.
Gale is no stranger to knee injuries. Gale had previously torn his right ACL in his sophomore season at Montana State. In the Bobcat's 2013 fall camp, Gale also suffered a knee injury that cost him most of the 2013 season.
Lower tells us that due to the tear occurring once again in Gale's right knee he will retire from football.