Penn State running back no longer on roster

The future of the Penn State running game looks to be in pretty solid form with newcomers Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen. But after Penn State's most recent win over Northwestern, head coach James Franklin announced that a veteran running back is no longer part of the program.
Franklin revealed that Devyn Ford was no longer on the list when asked about his absence on the touchline during Penn State's Week 5 home win over Northwestern.
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"Devyn Ford is no longer on the team," Franklin announced on Saturday. “He decided he wanted to focus on academics. And we wish him the best. I think you know I've praised Devyn Ford for four years and I have a lot of respect for him. I wish him only the best.”
Ford appeared in four games for Penn State this season and had seven rushing attempts for 37 yards and five receptions for 31 yards. He ended his Penn State career with 666 rushing yards and six touchdowns and 103 receiving yards. One of those touchdowns was Penn State's 2019 Cotton Bowl win over Memphis.
Ford provided a veteran presence for the Penn State Running Game coming into the season. Keyvone Lee was the team's best running back to start the season, and he was followed on the depth chart by the dynamic freshman duo of Singleton and Allen.
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