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Fresno State football: Four players leave Bulldogs program

yles Carr, Maurice Poyadue, Dillon Root and T.J. Thomas are no longer with the Fresno State football team.

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The Fresno State Bulldogs are losing four players from their football team. The players who are leaving the program are wide receiver Myles Carr, defensive lineman Maurice Poyadue, wide receiver Dillon Root and linebacker T.J. Thomas

Head coach Tim DeRuyter released a brief statement on the players who decided to leave the program, and no reason is given why.

"We are grateful to the student-athletes for their contributions to the program and wish them the best with their future endeavors," DeRuyter said Friday night.

Per the release, Poyadue and Root will remain on scholarship this spring as they are both close to graduating. Each redshirted in 2011 and spent four total years with the program.

Carr and Thomas, who were a part of DeRuyter's first signing class in 2012, are both no longer enrolled at Fresno State.

Root had 10 receptions for 85 yards, and rushed for another 28 on five attempts last season. Thomas saw time in 11 games at linebacker and recorded three tackles, but he also played a little bit of offense -- he was a former running back with the team -- by rushing for 70 yards on 11 carries and had a touchdown.

Poyadue recorded 24 tackles, two for a loss and a sack. Carr recorded no stats this past year as a wide receiver.