The Army Black Knights lost one of their most productive players on the roster. It was reported that fullback Aaron Kemper had been dismissed from the team “due to an academic honor-code violation.”
Last year, Kemper led Army with 544 yards and 5.4 yards per carry with three touchdowns on the year. The Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record reported that the move might have been coming for some time now, despite him having a solid performance in the team’s spring game.
“Kemper was passed on the depth chart by sophomores Andy Davidson and Cole Macek, who both were converting from linebacker, during spring practice. He was left off Army’s post-spring depth chart despite rushing for 56 yards and scoring a touchdown in the spring game,” the paper’s Sal Interdonato wrote.
This isn’t the Black Knights’ first time seeing a player leave the team this offseason. Slotback Nick Black left last month and fullback Drue Harris left in May, while two-year starting cornerback Josh Jenkins left among an “academic situation.”
The Black Knights are coming off a 2-10 season and open the 2016 season on Sept. 2 against Temple.