Vercher Leaves Team
Safety Donnell Vercher
Safety Donnell Vercher
Posted Aug 17, 2013

It was announced Friday that safety Donnell Vercher had decided to leave the Fresno State football team. Coach Tim DeRuyter addressed the situation following Friday’s scrimmage.

“Donnell [Vercher] came in a few days ago and we had a heart-to-heart,” DeRuyter explained. “I wish him the best. He’s got some things he had to work through in his life and whether football was in that equation. We gave him a few days and he’s decided for right now he wants to take some time off. We’re going to move on and we wish him the best.”

DeRuyter did not rule out Vercher possibly returning to the team in the spring for next season, but for now it appears unlikely.

“We’ll cross that bridge if we come to it,” said DeRuyter. “Right now I think he’s happy with where he’s at and we’re going to move on.”

Vercher had been taking second team reps during fall camp in his first season out of Fresno City College. He was in line to be the third safety on the team, playing behind Charles Washington at strong safety. Redshirt freshman Dalen Jones has since been promoted into the second team strong safety spot, lining up alongside Rodney Mathews. While losing Vercher does hurts the team’s depth, the Bulldogs are still comfortable with their two-deep in the secondary.

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