For whatever reason, Tre'Von Armstead didn’t play in Baylor’s Week 2 win over Lamar. Now, it appears Armstead’s absence is a permanent one.
Friday afternoon, BU announced that Armstead has been dismissed from the football program. Other than the standard unspecified team rules violation, no reason for the boot being applied to the tight end’s backside was given.
Armstead played in 26 games the past two seasons after redshirting as a true freshman in 2012, starting six games in 2014. He caught five passes for 62 yards that season, and was named honorable mention All-Big 12.
Entering summer camp and on into the start of the 2015 season, Armstead was listed as the Bears’ starting tight end.
With Armstead now out of the mix, a folk legend figures to take on both literally and figuratively a larger role at the position. A converted offensive lineman, and at 410 pounds, LaQuan McGowan made waves this offseason both with his move to tight end and the fact that he was listed as a co-starter exiting spring practice.
Previously Armstead’s backup on the most recent depth chart, McGowan will presumably move up to be the Bears’ starter moving forward. And we can presumably expect a little additional taste of the following…