Breaking News: Harris Out at BC
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Montel Harris has been dismissed from Boston College's football program.
Boston College announced Tuesday afternoon that star running back Montel Harris has been dismissed from the football program due to repeated violations of team rules.
The leading rusher in Boston College history with 3,735 yards, Harris was recently granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA following a serious knee injury which limited him to just 31 carries last season.
The 2011 ACC Preseason Player of the Year, Harris set the ACC record for the most rushing yardage by a player through his junior season. He was also less than 900 yards shy of topping the ACC record for career rushing yardage, which is currently held by NC State legend Ted Brown. Had he remained healthy for the majority of the 2012 season, it is almost certain that Harris would have surpassed Brown's 4,602 career rushing yards.
The Eagles have yet to elaborate on which team policies Harris violated to be dismissed from the program, but the announcement suggests that there was of series of incidents which led to his unfortunate departure.
With Harris' dismissal, the Eagles will once again turn to Rolandan Finch, Andre Williams and Tahj Kimble for production out of the backfield. The trio combined to rush for 1,378 yards in 2011.