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Three-year offensive line starter leaves Army

Jeff Monken AP

Here’s a pretty good representation of the height/weight limitations the service academies have for their players: Army senior offensive lineman Ryan Powis has left the team, according to the Times Herald-Record’s Sal Interdonato.

Powis stands at 6-foot, 248 pounds and started at center for Army the last three years.

Under new coach Jeff Monken, though, Army was looking for more size at center and went with the 6-foot-3, 285 pound Matt Hugenberg. Powi was moved to left tackle and was second on the depth chart at that position.

Army hasn’t made a bowl game since 2010 and has only finished a season in the AP top 25 once since the 1950s — that coming in 1996, when the Black Knights went 10-2 and won the Independence Bowl.

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5 Responses to “Three-year offensive line starter leaves Army”
  1. mikefoxtrottango says: Jul 1, 2014 10:11 AM

    So does this mean he’s AWOL?

  2. dmvtransplant says: Jul 1, 2014 10:12 AM

    Army regulations don’t allow for a 300 pound man in uniform no matter the height

  3. planecrashguy says: Jul 1, 2014 11:15 AM

    How does he leave USMA after three years without incurring a service commitment as an NCO? The rule used to be you could leave a service academy at the end of year two with no strings attached, but starting year three locked you in for a commitment.

  4. stoicpaisano says: Jul 1, 2014 1:15 PM

    It doesn’t say Powis left the Academy, just the Black Knights.

    To my knowledge, you’re correct on the ‘two years to decide’ situation for others, just doesn’t apply here.

  5. irishlad19 says: Jul 2, 2014 9:10 AM

    He can leave the team but retain his Academy appointment so long as he stays academically qualified.
    The service academies are the last bastion of true amateur “student-athletes”!

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