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Wisconsin dismisses running back Jalen Berger from team

Jalen Berger, Bo Bauer
Posted at 3:19 PM, Oct 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-10 16:19:34-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has dismissed running back Jalen Berger from its football program one year after he led the team in rushing.

Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced the move in a statement Sunday without specifying a reason for the dismissal. Berger didn't play Saturday in Wisconsin's 24-0 victory at Illinois.

Berger rushed for a team-high 301 yards as a freshman last season despite missing three of Wisconsin's seven games due to injury. But his playing time had been sporadic this year as he slipped down the depth chart.

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