Minnesota loses DeLeon Eskridge

Updated: June 17, 2011, 4:23 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Minnesota's leading rusher has decided to leave the team, coach Jerry Kill announced Friday afternoon.

Senior DeLeon Eskridge rushed for 698 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010 while starting five games for the Gophers. The San Francisco native is leaving school for personal reasons, Kill said.

"DeLeon has a family situation and he needs to be able to get closer to home," Kill said in a statement. "He and I both felt it was in his best interest to make this decision."

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