Senior running back Jared Hassin, a 1,000-yard rusher as a sophomore, has quit the team.
Army coach Rich Ellerson confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Hassin is no longer with the Black Knights.
Hassin, who was a second or third-team running back throughout the season, played in five of Army’s seven games this season. He had one carry for 6 yards in a 48-38 loss to Eastern Michigan last week. It was his first carry since Army’s season opener at San Diego State on Sept. 8. Hassin, who was taking first-team fullback snaps last week, didn’t get into the game until the fourth quarter. He was called for an illegal shift on his first series and dropped a pass on the next play.
Hassin was a vital part to Army’s 2010 Armed Forced Bowl championship team. He rushed for 1,013 yards and nine touchdowns as Army’s starting fullback. Hassin had 450 yards and one touchdown last season.