Ex-Mizzou RB Chase Abbington not retiring, transferring to FCS

Earlier this year, the Missouri Tigers lost a piece of their depth chart at running back in Chase Abbington. While they are still losing his services, it won’t be to a retirement as originally reported.

Head coach Barry Odom said back in March that Abbington had left football all together, but it was reported by Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he had been listed on the official online roster of the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks.

Former Missouri running back Chase Abbington joins Southeast Missouri State program, per team roster https://t.co/QAnZ1OuJHo

— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 10, 2016

Chase Abbington would be eligible to play immediately for the Redhawks if he truly is going to be a member of their team going into the season. It would be his final year of eligibility, but he does have a redshirt left to use if he so chooses.

Abbington was a four-star member of the Tigers’ 2013 recruiting class and was the No. 2 player in the state of Missouri. However, academic issues forced him to join a Kansas community college before returning to the team last year.

He rushed for 6.5 yards per carry last year, but on just six attempts for the Tigers.

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