- DL Eric Lawson and RB Demetrius Sumler intend to leave upon graduation in May. Each has another year of eligibility remaining and can play for another program without sitting out a year.
01/14/2010 - Running back Demetrius Sumler will not return for his senior season with the Colorado football team this fall. Sumler is scheduled to graduate in May and, according to a statement by CU, Sumler "plans on enrolling in a graduate program at a school that might need an experienced running back without having to sit out a transfer year." Sumler, a 5-foot-10, 215-pound back from San Diego, could transfer to San Diego State. With the Buffs, Sumler won the starting job coming out of August camp each of the past two years and was praised for his pass-blocking skills. A three-year letterman, Sumler rushed for 714 yards and nine touchdowns on 199 carries during his career. He also caught 45 passes for 333 yards and a touchdown. "Demetrius is a great kid," head coach Dan Hawkins said in a statement. "We wish him luck in whatever he pursues." Sumler's departure leaves CU with only two experienced running backs: Brian Lockridge and Rodney Stewart. - The Longmont Times-Call
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