BREAKING: Harris Permanently Dismissed From Football Team

May 1, 2012

By Greg Joyce, Sports Editor

Boston College’s all-time leading rusher, Montel Harris, will not be suiting up in the maroon and gold next fall, after he was permanently dismissed from the football team today. Head coach Frank Spaziani made the announcement in a statement.

“Montel Harris has been permanently dismissed from our football team due to a repeated violation of team rules,” Spaziani said. “We are grateful for his contributions the past four seasons and will support him in completing his degree requirements and in his future pursuits.”

Harris’ status for the fall was up in the air, after his battle with a reoccurring knee injury. The Jacksonville-native had been sidelined for the entirety of spring football, trying to avoid another setback with his left knee. Harris underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last August to try to repair his knee, but went down just a month later after he re-aggravated his injury.

In his three-plus seasons on the Heights, Harris ran for 3,735 yards, and if he had been able to play this fall, he could have had the chance to break Ted Brown’s ACC rushing record.

A combination of Deuce Finch, Andre Williams, and Tahj Kimble will now be depended upon heavily in the backfield for BC, as they were for much of last season when Harris was out with the injury.

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