Campus Corner

Cornerback Patmon leaving the KU program

Updated: 2012-12-14T03:10:00Z


The Kansas City Star

— Junior cornerback Tyler Patmon is leaving the KU football program. 

Patmon, a starter this past season, announced Thursday on his Twitter account that he will be leaving Kansas and seeking a new place to play for his senior season.

KU coach Charlie Weis, who is on the road recruiting, thanked Patmon in a statement released by a KU football official.

"Tyler is scheduled to graduate from KU in May," Weis said. "We appreciate all that he has done during his time at Kansas and wish him well."

Patmon had 52 tackles and three interceptions while starting all 12 games this season. Kansas finished 1-11 in Weis' first season. Patmon, who was recruited to KU by Mark Mangino and redshirted in 2009, could utilize the graduate-transfer rule and play immediately at another Division I school if he completes his degree.

With Patmon's departure, KU will lose all four members of its starting secondary. Patmon started alongside senior safeties Bradley McDougald and Lubbock Smith and senior cornerback Greg Brown.


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