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BYU football: Running back Riley Burt announces he’s leaving BYU

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The in-state prep product will play somewhere else to finish his career.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Western Michigan v BYU Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

It turns out Riley Burt went out with a bang for his BYU football career.

Burt, a junior, announced late Tuesday on Twitter that he will be leaving BYU after graduating with a degree.

Burt rushed 13 times for 110 yards and a touchdown in BYU’s 49-18 win over Western Michigan in the Idaho Potato Bowl.

For his career, he rushed 96 times for 513 yards and three touchdowns.

Burt, a 6-foot-1 back, came to BYU from Box Elder High School in Northern Utah. In some of his first action in 2015, he ripped a 41-yard run against Cincinnati but hurt his hamstring. He redshirted the 2016 season and never fully cracked the running-back rotation despite struggles from the unit as a whole.

With a degree, Burt should be eligible to graduate-transfer to any program and play next season. Best of luck to Riley at his next school!