The Utah State Aggies could be in some trouble to start the 2015 season after it was announced that 2014 leading wide receiver Hunter Sharp has been suspended for the first two games of the season. He and two others were reprimanded for an unspecified violation of team rules.
According to College Football Talk, Sharp along with offensive lineman Tyshon Mosley and cornerback Bryant Hayes will miss the first two games. These games include the home opener against FCS opponent Southern Utah and in-state rival Utah on the road.
Both Sharp and Mosley, who started eleven games as a redshirt freshman in 2014, are expected to start for the Aggies this season with Hayes getting a lot of first team reps this summer as well. Sharp was the team’s leading receiver last year with sixty-six receptions for 934 yards and seven touchdowns.
Utah State released a statement on Sharp’s suspension and the season he had last year.
In that release, the school said: “Sharp led the nation with his four touchdown receptions of at least 70 yards (81, 72, 75, 70) and is one of just two Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players in the last five years to accomplish this feat along with USC’s Marqise Lee in 2012.”
The three suspended players would all be eligible to return for the team’s September 19 game on the road against Washington.
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