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Running back Rashaad Boddie departs from CSU football program

Colorado State football Coach Mike Bobo confirmed on Monday that sophomore running back Rashaad Boddie has left the program.

The news comes shortly after the running back was removed from CSU’s official roster on Saturday. Boddie served multiple suspensions in his short time with the Rams beginning before the 2017 season.

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Boddie’s last suspension occurred during fall camp for violating team rules. The running back missed the Rams’ first two games of the 2018 season as a result and played sparingly once he returned. Additionally, Boddie was suspended for the first half of the New Mexico Bowl last season

The Sammamish, Washington native carried the ball a mere five times for seven yards this season before leaving the team.

Boddie was rated as a three-star recruit upon graduation from Skyline High School. The running back selected CSU over offers from a handful of FBS programs including Mountain West foes Boise State University and the University of New Mexico.

The 225-pound back totaled 254 yards and four touchdowns with an average of 5.8 yards per carry in eight games played his freshman season. Formerly recruited by the program, Boddie highlighted his Rams’ career with 114 total yards and two touchdowns against Boise State last November. 

Senior running back Izzy Matthews will continue to handle the bulk of the carries while sophomore Marcus McElroy and junior Marvin Kinsey Jr. will maintain their role as change-of-pace backs.

Eddie Herz can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @Eddie_Herz.

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