DAYTON, Ohio – University of Dayton head football coach Rick Chamberlin has announced that redshirt senior quarterback Alex Jeske will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of Saturday’s 49-28 win over Robert Morris.“It’s very unfortunate. Heartbreaking, really,” Chamberlin said. “He worked so hard after missing half of the season last year. He had a great spring and a great camp, and what the fans saw in the first quarter there is what we saw all during the preseason. He completed six of seven passes and had the offense really moving. All of us – his teammates and coaches – feel for him. But he is still a very important part of our football team. He will have a positive impact in helping all of our quarterbacks .We will feel his presence from here on out.”
Prior to the injury, Jeske had completed six of seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. One play after his injury, Dayton scored its third touchdown of the first quarter.
As a redshirt freshman in 2015, Jeske took over as UD’s starter and quarterbacked the Flyers to a Pioneer Football League Championship and UD’s first appearance in the FCS playoffs. In 2016, he was the Flyer MVP. Last season, he missed the first five games of the year recovering from a fractured bone in his foot, but returned to finish the season.
In essentially two-and-a-half seasons, the Glen Ellyn, Ill. product (Glenbard South High School) finishes his career third at UD in career completions (438), passing yards (5,306) and total offense (6,319). As a starting quarterback, his record was an impressive 23-5.
Jeske has already earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance, and is currently pursuing his master’s in Finance.