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Temple Football: Owls WR Malcolm Eugene Quits Team

Former JUCO All-American Malcolm Eugene has quit Temple's football program, leaving the Owls down a wide receiver.

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Temple has lost a football player for the 2012 season, as wide receiver Malcolm Eugene has left the team. Keith Pompey of the Inquirer broke the news Tuesday.

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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