Boylan graduate Demry Croft published the following statement on his twitter account Monday evening revealing the reason for his three week suspension at Minnesota this season and why he has decided to leave the school.
Boylan graduate Demry Croft has played his final football game at the University of Minnesota.
Croft asked head coach P.J. Fleck for his release from the program following Minnesota’s game last Saturday against Wisconsin and he was granted it.
Fleck and Croft clashed early in the season when Croft was suspended for three weeks for violating team rules. Croft wound up taking over the starting quarterback duties after his suspension when previous starter Conor Rhoda struggled.
Croft has his ups and downs. The highlights were against Michigan State when he passed for three touchdowns. Against Nebraska he set a Minnesota record for a quarterback by rushing for 183 yards. After that he was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player Of The Week.
But for the most part Minnesota’s offense struggled and Croft’s struggled with the passing game. He completed only 41 percent of his pass attempts on the season. The Golden Gophers were soundly beaten in their final two games against Northwestern and Wisconsin. Minnesota finished the season with a record of 5-7.
Croft still has two years of eligibility remaining.
At Boylan Croft completed 61.3% of his passes for 3,890 yards with 35 touchdown passes.