Boston College dismisses all-time leading rusher

Montel Harris, the Eagles all-time leading rusher, has been dismissed from the team the school announced via press release, for repeated violations of team rules.

Senior running back Montel Harris has been dismissed from the Boston College football team due to a repeated violation of team rules, Coach Frank Spaziani announced today.

“Montel Harris has been permanently dismissed from our football team due to a repeated violation of team rules,” Spaziani said. “We are grateful for his contributions the past four seasons and will support him in completing his degree requirements and in his future pursuits.”

Harris (Jacksonville, Fla.) became BC’s all-time rushing leader (3,735) last season in the Wake Forest game but has been sidelined recently with a knee injury.

Harris missed the 2010 season finale and the first three games of the 2011 season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Harris broke the school’s career rushing of 3,725 yards held by Derrick Knight. Harris re-injured his knee on the record setting play, but later returned to the game.

Harris was given a medical redshirt that allowed him to become eligible this season, but complained of soreness after the first practice and has been sidelined since.

Harris finished his career with 3,735 yards and was 868 yards shy of the ACC’s all-time record held by Ted Brown.