Miles to take leave of absence

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles will take a voluntary leave of absence from the UW football program and will not participate in 2015 spring practice, head coach Chris Petersen announced today. Miles has come to this decision for personal reasons, and will remain enrolled at the UW. This is not a disciplinary matter.

“Cyler is dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football, and he felt it was important to take some time away from the game,” Petersen said. “We are working to support him in any way we can and hope he returns back to the football field soon."

Miles, from Denver, Colorado, was disciplined last year for an incident that happened on Super Bowl Sunday and did not participate in spring football, Petersen's first at Washington. That didn't stop the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Miles from starting 12 of the Huskies' 14 games in 2014, throwing for 2397 yards and running for 307 yards. His season completion percentage of .666 ranked No. 2 in UW history, while his 142.4 passing efficiency ranked No. 6 all-time.

With Miles out for spring, that means Jeff Lindquist, KJ Carta-Samuels, and true freshman Jake Browning will be the quarterbacks available.


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