Dauphine to leave Texas Tech in spring

Published 3:45 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Texas Tech redshirt freshman and 2014 Port Arthur Memorial graduate Corey Dauphine announced he will leave the Red Raiders in the spring.

Dauphine tweeted Wednesday he will transfer from Texas Tech to continue his academic and athletic career at another program in the spring.

It was unknown if Dauphine had another school in mind. He reported he was not ready to speak with the media at this time.

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“I’d like to thank (Texas Tech athletic director) Kirby Hocutt and Coach (Kliff) Kingsbury for the opportunity to be a red raider,” Dauphine tweet. “I also want to thank the fan base for being there with me throughout my recruiting and playing stages of my career but after talking with my family I will be transferring from Texas Tech University elsewhere to continue my Academic and Athletic career beginning in the spring.”

Dauphine redshirt the first year in Lubbock and has not touched the football since the Red Raiders defeated Stephen F. Austin 69-17 in the season opener.

He had two carries for 25 yards in the Texas Tech victory, including a 27-yard touchdown with 1:10 left in the game.

Dauphine rushed for 1,232 yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior year with the Titans. He won the Class 6A gold medal as a junior with a time of 20.76 and won silver in the race as a junior.
Viewers of tx.milesplit.com voted Dauphine Track Athlete of the Year in 2015.

Gabriel Pruett: 721-2436. Twitter: @PaNewsGabe

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