Junior quarterback Rathen Ricedorff rendered himself ineligible for the entire 2017 football season because of an NCAA rules violation and is no longer part of the Boise State football team, according to a statement from the school.
No other details were provided, and a call to Ricedorff was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Ricedorff signed with the team in December out of Mesa (Ariz.) Community College. Boise State is now down to just three scholarship quarterbacks: junior Brett Rypien, redshirt freshman Jake Constantine and freshman Chase Cord, who is expected to arrive this summer.
Though he came in to compete with Rypien, Ricedorff was behind Constantine on the depth chart, not playing until late in April 8’s spring game, throwing just three passes. He did have an 11-yard touchdown run, however.
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“He can do some things not only with his arm, but with his feet, extend plays, make it really tough for a defensive coordinator to feel comfortable calling pressures,” offensive coordinator Zak Hill said last month.
Ricedorff’s wife, Kizzy, had intended to play volleyball for Boise State, but she spent two weeks in the hospital in March because of a virus that attacked her central nervous system.