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UConn’s Lead Rusher Lyle McCombs No Longer A Part of the Team

by Hayley Tafuro | Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
(David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

(David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

STORRS– UConn running back Lyle McCombs has been let go from the UConn football team according to a press release issued today from the university.

McCombs led a struggling UConn offense in rushing yards for three straight seasons, and is the fourth leading rusher in school history with 2,681 yards.

Head Coach Bob Diaco gave the following statement:

“Attending school at the University of Connecticut is a special privilege as is being a member of the UConn football team,” Diaco said. “With that privilege also come certain responsibilities and expectations. We wish Lyle only the best in his future endeavors as he moves on from UConn.”

Diaco is working to rebuild a team that comes off of a 3-9 season under two different head coaches. The Huskies still have their second leading rusher in redshirt junior Max DeLorenzo who rushed for 349 yards last season.

McCombs is currently enrolled in summer classes in order to finish his undergraduate degree.

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