Sam Fehoko, Pearlie Graves leave TT

Updated: September 19, 2011, 6:43 PM ET
By David Ubben | ESPN.com

Senior linebacker Sam Fehoko and sophmore defensive lineman Pearlie Graves have voluntarily left Texas Tech's football team, the university announced on Monday.

Fehoko made seven starts a year ago, moving around between linebacker and defensive line. He started seven games and played in all 13 games for Texas Tech in 2010, making 48 tackles with two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. He looked like a starter before the season began, but he has yet to record a statistic in the 2011 season.

"After consulting with my family, I have decided to leave Texas Tech University and will be attempting to transfer to another university," Fehoko said in a statement. "I want to thank the University for giving me the opportunity to compete at the highest level of college football while also earning a top-tier education. I will miss my teammates and staff and wish them the best of luck for the remainder of the season. I look forward to the road ahead and to the continuing pursuit of my dreams."

Graves, a native of Tulsa, Okla., hasn't cracked the depth chart all season, but appeared in seven games last season, making 14 tackles with two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss. He did not travel to Texas Tech's win over New Mexico on Saturday.

David Ubben covers the Big 12 for ESPN.com.