Marshall running back Tyler King dismissed from team

Marshall running back Tyler King turns back to his teammates following an incomplete pass on a trick play in Marshall's loss to Boise State.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Marshall University running back Tyler King is no longer with the football team, according to a news release from the Athletics Department.

Marshall released this short statement Monday afternoon:

“Thundering Herd running back Tyler King has been dismissed due to a violation of team rules and policies. The department will have no further comment regarding this matter."

The junior running back ran for more than 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns in 20 games at Marshall.