STARKVILLE – Tight end Artimas Samuel is no longer part of the Mississippi State football team.
Samuel appeared in the final seven games last season and started in the Liberty Bowl. He hauled in four passes for 47 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown against Rice.
The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder from Columbus, Georgia, would have been a sophomore this fall. Samuel missed the final few weeks of spring practice for undisclosed reasons.
The former three-star prospect signed with the Bulldogs out of Carver High School in 2012 and again the following year from Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy.
MSU still has Brandon Hill, Malcolm Johnson and Gus Walley on the roster at tight end along with June junior college enrollee Darrion Hutcherson. Signee Ravian Pierce has yet to enroll.