Colorado Buffaloes offensive lineman Dillon Middlemiss will end his football career to focus on graduating and Grant Polley will sit out the 2018 season due to personal reasons, both announced by head football coach Mike MacIntyre on Monday.
Middlemiss, a product of Pomona H.S. (Arvada, Colo.) came to CU after graduating early in the fall of 2015, playing in 14 games for the Buffs over the past two seasons. He appeared in all 12 games in 2017 on special teams on PATs. Middlemiss has decided to forgo his junior and senior seasons in order to focus on graduating with a degree in Sociology.
Polley was a part of the 2017 recruiting class from Denton H.S. (Denton, TX). He redshirted last fall and is currently enrolled in Colorado’s College of Arts and Sciences, but is undeclared on a major. It seems that he will just take a break from football for a year and hopefully return in 2019.
This is another setback for the Buffaloes offensive line, whose depth will be tested. It looks like they will have former Freshman All-American Tim Lynott healthy from a torn Achilles before camp at right guard, plus JUCO transfer Kary Kutsch should contribute next season along with William Sherman, Brett Tonz, and Aaron Haigler.