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University Of Wyoming Kicks Starting Running Back Titus Swen Off Team

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By Cowboy State Daily

Titus Swen, the University of Wyoming’s starting running back, has been dismissed from the team for what the university says are “violations of team rules.”

The junior from Fort Worth, Texas, had been a workhorse for the Cowboys’ offense, rushing for 1,039 yards through 12 games this season, helping UW to a 7-5 record.

His dismissal from the team, announced Monday, comes less than two weeks removed from a season-high 212-yard game in a loss to Boise State on Nov. 19. He ran for 75 yards Friday in the Cowboys’ regular season finale, a 30-0 loss at Fresno State University.

“Swen’s dismissal is effective immediately,” UW head football coach Craig Bohl announced. “Swen will remain on scholarship until the completion of the current fall 2022 semester so that he can complete his classes for the semester.”

When reached by phone, Swen told Cowboy State Daily that he and the team “didn’t see eye to eye when it came to game planning.”

Bohl or UW declined to elaborate on the violations of team rules that led to Swen being kicked off the team.

“Titus Swen’s personal conduct is below the standard necessary to be a member of Cowboy Football,” according to the announcement, which added that neither UW nor Bohl would comment further on Swen’s dismissal.

A Strong Career

Swen was a difference-maker for the Cowboys since joining the team as a true freshman in 2019. He played in eight games that season, rushing for 349 yards.

After sitting out the 2020 season, he appeared in all 13 games for UW last season, earning Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors. He ran for 785 yards, including 166 yards against arch-rival Colorado State. His 98-yard run against Utah State last season remains the longest in UW football history.

This season, he broke the 100-yard mark three times, including his career-high game against Boise State, a 160-yard effort against Utah State and 102 yards against Air Force.

At 7-5 on the season, the Cowboys are eligible for selection to play in a postseason bowl game, which will be without Swen.

Swen leaves No. 10 all-time for UW rushers with 2,173 career yards.

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