Shane Potter Out for Season with Torn ACL

Shane Potter, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior wide receiver/defensive back from Becker (MN) High who committed to Minnesota in March, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Potter helped lead the Bulldogs to the Class AAA title with a 28-0 win over Albany in the Prep Bowl as Becker finished 14-0. Potter is considered one of the top seniors in the state.

Shane Potter suffered a torn ACL in the Bulldogs' season opener against Kansas City (MO) Rockhurst. He scored both touchdowns in the loss. Potter caught a 14-yard pass from Seth Hubbard with 6:21 to go in the third quarter. Potter finished with six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He hurt his right knee on his second TD catch, a two-yarder that made it 21-14. Rockhurst scored a late touchdown to make it 28-14.

Potter was named first-team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE-11 and All-State by the Associated Press after he caught 52 passes for 918 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns last season. He was held somewhat in check in the championship game as he caught just two passes for 15 yards. However, he did score on a 6-yard touchdown and had six solo tackles, one tackle for a loss, a fumble recovery and a pass break up. Potter finished the season with over 200 rushing yards last year.

Potter had caught seven passes for 147 yards with one touchdown to lead the Bulldogs to a 21-3 win over Glencoe-Silver Lake in the semifinals of the Class AAA football tournament.

Potter has been plagued by injuries in Becker's tournament runs the past few seasons. He was injured in a 10-6 loss to Glencoe in the 2003 semifinals. He fractured his ankle in three places in Becker's semifinal victory last year, then tried to play in the final against East Grand Forks, but had to leave after one series of a 31-14 loss.

Potter had previously told GoldenSports.Net that he was hearing from Big Ten schools such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio State, along with Georgia Tech and Louisville. He attended Minnesota's camp last summer.

Potter also plays basketball for the Bulldogs, but his season was cut short due to a knee injury. Head basketball coach Regan Anderson told GoldenSports.Net that Potter decided to cut short his junior season on the hardwood.

"He hurt his knee. He had a small tear in the PCL. He did not have to have surgery. With rest, it should be fully healed."

Potter runs a 4.6 40-yard dash and bench presses 225 pounds. He comes from a football family. Oldest brother Kyle played at Fergus Falls Community College and Derek redshirted at Division II St. Cloud State at linebacker last season, but is not on the current roster. Derek was an All-State selection as a junior and had gotten some early Minnesota interest.

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