Navy’s leading returning rusher won’t be coming back to the academy for his senior season.
According to a report last week from veteran reporter Bill Wagner at the Capital Gazette, Carothers was dismissed from Navy for an honor code offense and has entered the transfer portal.
Standout fullback Jamale Carothers is no longer a member of the @NavyFB program. Carother has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal after being dismissed from the Naval Academy, multiple sources tell The Capital. https://t.co/y6CKm02fZr— Bill Wagner (@BWagner_CapGaz) May 12, 2021
Between his sophomore and junior campaigns, Carothers established himself as a reliable fullback who also displayed the ability to be explosive. Carothers ran for 14 touchdowns and had a 6.6 yards-per-carry average in 2019, providing a consistent smash to Malcolm Perry’s dash. Last season, splitting time at the position with Nelson Smith, Carothers ran for 358 yards and two scores while also catching another touchdown pass. With Smith having graduated, Carothers was the top returning ball carrier entering the 2021 camp.
With Carothers out of the picture, versatile slotback Chance Warren and young quarterback Xavier Arline are the top returning rushers for the Mids, as the two combined for 305 yards and three scores on the ground last year.
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