UAB quarterback Hackney out for season

Updated: October 20, 2003, 5:22 PM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alabama-Birmingham quarterback Darrell Hackney will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated right thumb.

Hackney was injured in the third quarter of Saturday's 27-24 loss to Texas Christian on Saturday. He was hit by TCU linebacker Josh Goolsby just as he released a pass.

UAB (3-4) was leading 24-19 when he departed.

"Darrell is our guy and has been our guy. He's been our main leader and it was an ugly blow. We knew he was hurt," UAB coach WatsonBrown said. "The team has to adjust to that."

With Hackney sidelined, freshman Chris Williams will move into the starting lineup and start Saturday against No. 5 Georgia.

A sophomore, Hackney threw for 1,659 yards this season with nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

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