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Wide receiver Quinta Funderburk seeks transfer from Syracuse after not being welcomed back for final year of eligibility

first_imgWide receiver Quinta Funderburk has been granted a release from the Syracuse football program and is seeking a transfer, SU head coach Scott Shafer confirmed Tuesday evening. Funderburk was told by Shafer that he would not be welcomed back for his final year of eligibility.“We decided to go in another direction,” Shafer said, “and that’s where we went with it.”The Post-Standard reported the news first a few hours earlier.Shafer declined to comment on why Funderburk wasn’t welcomed back. When asked if it was an athletic or academic reason, Shafer looked around at the group of reporters and said “next question.” Funderburk hasn’t practiced with Syracuse this spring.The rising fifth-year senior originally committed to play football at Arkansas in the spring of 2011, but didn’t appear in any games for the Razorbacks. He transferred to Syracuse in 2012 as a sophomore and wasn’t eligible to play due to NCAA transfer rules.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFunderburk debuted for the Orange during his junior season in 2013, appearing in four games while collecting three receptions for 50 yards. He appeared in eight games for Syracuse last season but didn’t record any receptions.The 6-foot-4, 200-pound wideout is on track to graduate Syracuse this spring, Shafer said, making him eligible to play next season as a graduate student.Quarterback Terrel Hunt — a close friend of Funderburk’s — said the wide receiver had some “mishaps” but believes he’ll bounce back. He said Funderburk was ready to “move on with his life.”“I know he’s going to succeed wherever he goes,” Hunt said. “That’s the type of player he is.” Comments Published on March 17, 2015 at 7:45 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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