Boise State announced Tuesday sophomore safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner has been suspended four games “as a result of failing to meet NCAA football academic eligibility requirements.”
Sumner-Gardner medically redshirted last season after suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the fourth game at Virginia. He was charged with drug paraphernalia use or possession with intent to use, a misdemeanor, in November after a traffic stop. He pled guilty in February. Junior Cameron Hartsfield is listed as the starter in his place.
The Broncos open the season Saturday at Louisiana, then face Washington State, Oregon State and Utah State. Sumner-Gardner will, as of now, be slated to return Oct. 7 at New Mexico.
“You’ve got to take care of business,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.
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A four-star recruit out of high school, Sumner-Gardner has played in 17 games at Boise State, making 33 tackles.
▪ The team released its pre-Louisiana depth chart, and there are few surprises on it, with some positions listing an “or” between two possible starters at left tackle (senior Will Adams and junior Archie Lewis), STUD (junior Gabe Perez and sophomore Jabril Frazier), middle linebacker (junior Joe Martarano and senior Darren Lee), both cornerback spots (senior Jonathan Moxey, senior Raymond Ford, sophomore Tyler Horton and redshirt freshman Ladarryl Blair) and free safety (senior Chanceller James and redshirt freshman Evan Tyler). Check out the full depth chart on page 7 here.
▪ Harsin said there are no serious injuries to report, and reiterated he won’t comment on any injuries unless one will keep players out a significant amount of time.
▪ Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was placed on injured reserve by the Dallas Cowboys, ending his season.