Ted Brown’s record for career rushing yards in the ACC is apparently safe for the foreseeable future.
When Boston College suddenly dismissed running back Montel Harris from the team on Tuesday, Brown’s primary challenger was removed from the equation _ unless Harris somehow winds up at another conference school. That’s highly unlikely.
At N.C. State from 1975-78, Brown rushed for 4,602 yards on 860 carries.
Harris, who missed the 2010 season after knee surgery, returned midway through 2011 but suffered another season-ending injury. He was granted a hardship eligibility year by the NCAA and would have started 2012 with 3,725 yards and within reach of Brown.
“We are grateful for his contributions the past four seasons and will support him in completing his degree requirements and in his future pursuits,” Eagles coach Frank Spaziani said in a news release.
The school gave no reason for Harris’ dismissal.