Yeager Says Good Bye
Emmanuel Yeager
Emmanuel Yeager

Posted May 13, 2009


Emmanuel Yeager came to New Mexico with Lobo fans having high hopes for the DC Native. Today the University of New Mexico announced Emmanuel Yeager is leaving New Mexico.

Coach Mike Locksley announced that freshmen QB Emmanuel Yeager will be leaving the University of New Mexico due to family issues.

 “Emmanuel has a family issue and needs to be closer to home,” said Locksley. “He and I have been in discussion about this over the past month and it was a tough decision for him to make, but I respect him for doing what’s best for his family. While we hate to lose any player from our program, we wish him all the best in the future.”

 Unfortunately, Lobo fans never really were able to see Emmanuel Yeager’s talent on full display as a couple of days into the 2009 Spring Football season Yeager was suspended for a week. The rest of spring was watching Yeager try to catch up and learn, while the other quarterbacks on the roster had passed him.

There is no doubt that Yeager is a talented athlete, unfortunately, we won’t see that talent at UNM.

 Here is the full release from the University of New Mexico:

UNM Freshman Quarterback Yeager To Transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – University of New Mexico head football coach Mike Locksley announced today that true freshman quarterback Emmanuel Yeager will transfer from UNM due to a family issue and has been granted a release from his scholarship. Yeager enrolled at New Mexico in January and participated in spring practice after graduating early from Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.

“Emmanuel has a family issue and needs to be closer to home,” said Locksley. “He and I have been in discussion about this over the past month and it was a tough decision for him to make, but I respect him for doing what’s best for his family. While we hate to lose any player from our program, we wish him all the best in the future.”

Yeager’s departure leaves New Mexico with five quarterbacks on the current roster: senior Donovan Porterie, junior Tate Smith, sophomore Brad Gruner, redshirt freshman B.R. Holbrook, and incoming freshman Darren Jones.

 The UNM coaching staff and players will have no further comment on this matter at this time.


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