Southern Miss sophomore Tyre Bracken has been dismissed from the football team, head coach Todd Monken confirmed via text message Thursday afternoon.
Monken didn't give a reason for his dismissal.
Bracken was USM's fourth-leading rusher this past season, running 47 times for 144 yards and no touchdowns.
While he didn't have big success as a runner, Bracken became a key part of the USM passing game with 31 receptions for 301 yards.
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Bracken was USM's leading receiver with seven catches for 63 yards in the season-ending 62-27 victory over UAB.
Rising junior Jalen Richard and rising sophomore George Payne are the only two running backs set to return for USM in the 2014 season.