COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Steve Addazio of the Temple Owls celebrates after the Owls scored against the Maryland Terrapins during the second quarter at Byrd Stadium on September 24, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Former JUCO All-American Malcolm Eugene has quit Temple's football program, leaving the Owls down a wide receiver.
Eugene wasn't a huge part of the team's 2011 offense -- he only had two catches for 30 yards, both coming in the team's bowl win over Wyoming. However, he provided depth for Steve Addazio's squad at receiver and was primed to play more in his senior season.
However, according to Addazio, Eugene had been demoted to 2nd string after struggling in spring practices. He's decided to seek a transfer to an FCS school.
The Long Island native had been a JUCO All-American in 2010 with 898 yards on 49 receptions as a sophomore at Brooklyn's ASA College, but was not a major factor at Temple in his only season playing with the program.
Temple opens up its first season back in the Big East with a matchup against FCS crosstown foe Villanova next Friday.
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