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Missouri State dismisses QB Wooden from team

Springfield, MO (Sports Network) - Missouri State University dismissed starting quarterback Trevor Wooden, the Missouri Valley Football Conference leader in total offense last season, from its football program Thursday due to violations of team rules.

Wooden, from High Springs, Fla., was suspended for the 2011 season opener at Arkansas for a separate violation of team rules. He went on to start the remaining 10 games as a redshirt sophomore and compile a conference-best 2,420 yards of total offense.

"This is obviously a very difficult situation, and it's never easy to make a call like this," head coach Terry Allen said. "But based on the circumstances, I feel it is in the best interest of our program to make a clean break and start moving forward."

Wooden was a wide receiver in 2010 before he converted to quarterback last year. He ranked 14th in the FCS in pass efficiency (149.66) and earned All-MVFC honorable mention honors while MSU finished with a 2-9 record.

Kyle Moats, MSU's director of athletics, supported Allen's decision.

"I know there were a lot of people counting on Trevor to be a leader on this team and be the face of our program this fall," Moats said. "However, our coaches have to enforce the rules consistently regardless of whether a player is a starter or a role player. That's the right thing to do, and I support our coaches when they have to make tough calls like this."

MSU, which opens fall camp on Aug. 2, has two scholarship quarterbacks on its roster, sophomore Kierra Harris and newcomer Brodie Lambert.

05/10 15:43:30 ET



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