Senior running back Deuce Finch has left the Boston College football team for personal reasons, according to the team.
Finch had a turbulent season last year, fumbling twice early on in the season before being benched for seven games by then head coach Frank Spaziani. Finch was buried deep in the depth chart for most of the season before returning at the end of the year for the last three games.
When the team traveled to Wake Forest on Nov. 3, Finch was left behind in Chestnut Hill. The week leading up to that game, Finch had been practicing with the scout team. After that game, Finch found his way back onto the depth chart behind true freshman David Dudeck.
It is still too early to tell if Finch will be granted a release by head coach Steve Addazio so that he might be able to play elsewhere next season with his last year of eligibility. Finch is still currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at BC.
While Finch was being benched, his teammates still continued to voice their support for him.
“Deuce is still a viable running back, so I’m pretty sure he’s definitely going to find his way back in the mix,” said Andre Williams in late October.
Williams will now be getting the bulk of the carries this spring and into the fall. Addazio has been heavy with his praise of Williams as a strong power back in his run-heavy system.
Behind Williams is Dudeck and rising sophomore George Craan, while Tahj Kimble is out recovering from injury. There will also be two incoming freshmen running backs, Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis.
Finch leaves BC with 1,283 career rushing yards in 22 games played.