After starting 11 games at tight end in 2009, Kavario Middleton has apparently played his final game as a member of the Washington Huskies, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian announced in a statement Tuesday evening that the junior had been dismissed from the football team for the ever-present violation of unspecified team rules.
Condotta reports that the dismissal doesn’t appear to be related to anything legal or academic; however, there were a couple of issues — Middleton’s lack of effort at times and Sarkisian not allowing him to walk-on to the UW basketball team — that could’ve led to the departure.
Additionally, Middleton had lost his starting job to Chris Izbicki this spring, which certainly could’ve exacerbated whatever issues Middleton may have been having with the coaching staff.
Middleton’s 26 receptions and 257 receiving yards were both good for fourth on the team in 2009, while his three receiving touchdowns were tied for third.