Some Texas A&M fans wondered why they didn’t see Jake Hubenak in action when Kellen Mond and Nick Starkel struggled this year. Turns out there was a legitimate reason for it.
Hubenak revealed on Twitter that he had a torn labrum throughout the season, and that he had surgery on said labrum on Wednesday. Hubenak also thanked the Texas A&M fans in the post.
This is the last pass of my career that I was able to throw.. I had surgery yesterday to repair my torn labrum that I had battled with all season. Thank you to the 12th Man for making my time as an Aggie a memorable one! Let’s #BTHOwakeforest Gig’em 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/fHuVcIJQPO
— Jake Hubenak (@hubenak_j) December 14, 2017
Hubenak threw 15 passes against Nicholls State but then didn’t play again until garbage time of the New Mexico game, where he completed 1 of his 2 passes. In his career, Hubenak completed 114 of his 196 pass attempts for 1,381 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The Aggies went 7-5 this year, and at the end of the season, the school fired Kevin Sumlin. He was replaced by Jimbo Fisher, who left Florida State to become the Aggies next coach. Texas A&M finishes out its season on Dec. 29 when it takes on Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl. When healthy, Starkel has been the starter for the Aggies.