Colorado Buffaloes defensive end Frank Umu was dismissed from the team, per an announcement on Tuesday from Coach Mike MacIntyre.
The 6’4”, 300 pound product from Heritage HS (Littleton, CO) was suspended indefinitely before the start of the season for a violation of team rules. Umu was named the most improved defensive lineman in CU’s spring camp and looked ready to compete for a starting position as a 3-4 defensive lineman.
Umu, a redshirt sophomore was part of the 2015 recruiting class, playing in a total of 11 games (no starts) including the Alamo Bowl on defense and special teams. During his short time with the Buffaloes, he recorded 18 defensive snaps, 41 PAT/field goal attempts and a solo tackle.
A reason for the dismissal wasn’t provided by the university due to privacy concerns with FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), and MacIntyre didn’t have any further comments.
The Buffs will have to look elsewhere for a player to fill that reserve role. Expect Leo Jackson, Timothy Coleman and Jase Franke to see the majority of snaps at that position.