BATON ROUGE – LSU football running back Tre Bradford has left the team and the university, coach Brian Kelly announced on Thursday after LSU’s first preseason practice.
Bradford was not on LSU’s roster that was handed out to the media prior to the first day of preseason practices on Thursday.
This is the second time Bradford has departed the program. After his freshman season in 2020, he left LSU and transferred to Oklahoma, only to exit Norman and return to Baton Rouge in September at the start of last season.
“Tre has been separated from the university,” Kelly said. “There are laws that I can’t get into specifics there, but he is no longer on the roster.”
Bradford rushed for 69 yards on 12 attempts in two seasons for the Tigers.
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Following Bradford’s departure, LSU has four running backs on scholarship for this season, including senior John Emery Jr., sophomore Armoni Goodwin, junior Noah Cain and junior Josh Williams. In April, LSU also lost sophomore Corey Kiner, who transferred to Cincinnatti
According to 247Sports Composite, Bradford was the No. 13 running back and No. 130 recruit in the nation out of Lancaster High School in Texas.
Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and the USA TODAY Sports South Region. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.
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