USA Dismisses Running Back

July 1, 2014 · By · Filed Under Football 
New helmets for the 2013 season.

New helmets for the 2013 season.

The University of South Alabama has dismissed running back Cris Dinham for a “violation of team rules” according to head coach Joey Jones.

Dinham played one season for the Jaguars where he had 57 carries for 234 yards, third best on the team, for two touchdowns. The 5’10”, 205-pound back was expected to be part of the running back rotation in the backfield.

Dinham is the second running back that has been dismissed from the team since the end of spring drills. Kaleb Blanchard, a redshirt freshman from Denham Springs, Louisiana was suspended prior to the beginning of spring practice and dismissed from the team following the conclusion of spring practice for a violation of team rules as well.

Jay Jones, Kendall Houston, Terrance Timmons, Xavier Johnson and Berron Tyson are the remaining running backs for the Jags will others expected to join the program once fall practice begins.

Coach Jones spoke on WNSP that he feels good about the Jaguars depth at running back this season with a mix of seniors (Jones, Houston), players who have experience (Timmons) and a talented youngster (Johnson).

Jay Jones led the team rushing with 737 yards on 143 carries and five touchdowns. Houston rushed for 209 yards on 66 carries, seeing most of his action in short yardage and goal line situations. He scored six touchdowns for the Jaguars. Timmons rushed 16 times for 83 yards.

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