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DT Javaree Jackson dismissed from Wyoming's football team
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DT Javaree Jackson dismissed from Wyoming's football team


Wyoming's Javaree Jackson tackles San Diego State quarterback Ryan Agnew during their game earlier this season at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

LARAMIE -- Javaree Jackson started 11 games during the regular season for Wyoming. Now the junior defensive tackle is no longer a part of the program.

Jackson has been dismissed from the team, Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said Thursday. Bohl announced Jackson had been suspended indefinitely earlier in the week but declined to comment further.

Bohl again wouldn't discuss specifics Thursday, and details surrounding Jackson's dismissal aren't clear. Jackson's name has not appeared in local court documents or the Albany County Detention Center booking log as of Thursday afternoon.

In a tweet Jackson sent out Thursday afternoon, the 6-foot-5, 276-pounder thanked the University of Wyoming for giving him the opportunity to continue his football career.

"Thank you to everyone that was there for me! Best of luck to all," part of Jackson's tweet read.

A native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Jackson spent most of last season as a backup on the interior of the defensive line before stepping in for the injured Ravontae Holt at defensive tackle this fall. Jackson burst onto the scene in his first season as a full-time starter, finishing the regular season with 35 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception for the Mountain West's No. 2-ranked run defense.

His tackles for loss and sacks are both second-most among the Cowboys' defensive linemen. Jackson had 71 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss in three seasons at Wyoming.

Jackson ended the season with four tackles in the Cowboys' 20-6 loss at Air Force on Nov. 30. On Monday, Bohl said Jackson had been suspended for a violation of team rules for the Arizona Bowl and possibly beyond before eventually announcing Jackson's dismissal.

It leaves redshirt freshman Cole Godbout, who was listed at the top of Wyoming's updated depth chart Monday, in line to make his fourth career start against Georgia State in the bowl game. Godbout has 33 tackles and six tackles for loss this season.

Follow UW athletics beat writer Davis Potter on Twitter at @DavisEPotter.


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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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