As Jared Leaf continues his recovery in a San Jose hospital, several people in and around the San Jose State football program are keeping the Spartans' junior linebacker in their thoughts.

"He has all my prayers, and everybody's supporting him and is behind him," former SJSU linebacker Keith Smith said. "Hopefully he's going to be OK."

Leaf suffered second-degree burns after racing through his burning apartment on Wednesday night. Recovery time is unknown, but coach Ron Caragher doesn't expect the injuries to be career-threatening.

In talking about Leaf, Caragher spoke of a multitalented individual who excels on and off the field. Leaf sat out of games last year, per NCAA rules, after transferring from Hawaii, and the Alhambra High-Martinez product used some of his free time to play the lead role in an SJSU Theatre Arts production of the play "Tigers Be Still."

Leaf was one of three recipients of the team's Outstanding Scout Team award last year and was expected to play a lead role for the defense in 2014. He earned the starting middle linebacker job coming out of spring practice.

"It's tragic for this to happen to a special young man," Caragher said. "He's so talented in many ways."

An outpouring of support also came through social media.

Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich, who was at Hawaii for one season with Leaf, tweeted: "Send your prayers to my man Jared Leaf, SJSU linebacker. One of the most enjoyable recruiting experiences."

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    Wire services contributed to this report.