Football Team Departures

A part of big time college football is roster turnover at the end of every school year. This is no different for UC, today Bearcat Insider has learned of several players that will no longer be with the football program when players report for summer camp.

Every year as fans we get fired up the first week of February when a new class signs letters of intent to don the Red & Black and play for the Bearcats. In football a reality is that about 1/3 of any class will not play thru their senior seasons. The reason are varied but injuries play a role, playing time, perceived opportunities, and sometimes the will to play at the highest level just isn't part of a kids makeup. Below are players we have learned that are leaving the football program.

Toby Boeckman has apparently decided to give up his football career and focus on being a student. Toby has been in the UC program for two years from St. Henry, Ohio. An injury slowed down Toby and following this past spring there had been talk of him giving up football.

Steve Gawronski just completed in red shirt sophomore year at UC. By the end of spring practice it did not appear that he would be competing for playing time this coming fall along the offensive line. Steve is from Toledo, he will likely transfer and try to continue his playing days elsewhere.

Alex Hamo is another player said to be leaving the Bearcats program at this time. The Flint, Michigan native redshirted this past season and no reason is known for his departure.

Injuries have taken there toll on players as well. J.P. Simon's career at UC has unfortunately been marred by injuries, at some point reality sets in and you move on with life. J.P. will hang up the cleats and do just that.

Two other players that also have battled injuries are Jon Tobin and Brad Bury, both will end there careers as football Bearcats but will continue with the program as student assistants.

Bearcat Insider would like to thank each of these young men for their contributions to the UC football program and wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors.

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