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North Texas running back Willy Ivery no longer with football program

North Texas running back Willy Ivery no longer with football program

Junior running back Willy Ivery (29) attempts to rush for a first down. North Texas rushed for a total net of five yards against MTSU. Colin Mitchell

North Texas running back Willy Ivery no longer with football program
January 23
17:09 2017

Clay Massey | Senior Staff Writer

University of North Texas official Margarita Venegas confirmed Monday junior running back Willy Ivery is no longer enrolled at the school.

Ivery was not eligible for the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl after being deemed academically ineligible following the fall semester. He made 11 appearances for the Mean Green in 2016, carrying the ball 90 times.

Ivery rushed for six touchdowns and 489 yards in a back-up role last season. He also caught 25 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns. The Sulphur Springs native had been with the program since 2014.

A source close to the team later confirmed Ivery was no longer with the football program. Head coach Seth Littrell declined comment on the situation.

Featured image: Junior running back Willy Ivery (29) attempts to rush for a first down. North Texas rushed for a total net of five yards against MTSU. Colin Mitchell

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Reece Waddell was the Editor-in-Chief of the North Texas Daily from May 2017 to December 2017. He previously served as the Sports Editor and Senior Sports Writer. Reece also worked at The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV.

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