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Running back Khalan Laborn dismissed from football team

The running back has struggled to stay on the turf in his time in Tallahassee

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Florida State at Virginia Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Update (3:15):

Florida State has confirmed Khalan Laborn’s dismissal due to violation of team policy.

According to a report by Chris Nee of 247Sports, redshirt junior running back Khalan Laborn is expected to be removed from the Florida State Seminoles football roster as early as Tuesday.

From our Florida State running back preview:

The former consensus five-star and 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 ranked running back in the class of 2017 has had a difficult road in Tallahassee. After losing a battle to fellow 2017 uber running back recruit Cam Akers and consequently redshirting his freshman season, Laborn flashed in the 2018 opener against Virginia Tech catching passes and returning kicks. Unfortunately, in the team’s second game against the Samford Bulldogs Laborn suffered a devastating dislocated kneecap and missed the rest of the season. The silver lining is the injury wasn’t as bad as initially feared.

Laborn rehabbed, and in 2019 he had a solid comeback season spelling Akers, rushing 63 times for 297 yards and catching ten passes for another 66 yards across ten games. There were some off-field issues too, as Laborn was suspended for the UF game for a violation of team rules.

Laborn is not the first ballcarrier to depart this offseason; running back Anthony Grant also left the program in June.

The running back room now features recent Texas A&M Aggies transfer redshirt sophomore Jashaun Corbin, JUCO signee La’Darius Webb, freshman blue chips Lawrance Toafili, and Ja’Khi Douglas, and redshirt junior Deonté Sheffield — in addition to potential contributions from freshman athlete Corey Wren, who was previously considered a more-than-likely candidate to get some snaps in the backfield.

Tomahawk Nation has reached out to the Florida State athletics department for confirmation, and will update when we hear back.