HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Coming off an offensive performance that left a lot to be desired, Marshall has dismissed one of its most proven players on offense.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Marshall athletics announced running back Tyler King is no longer with the program.

The statement was through the sports information office and read: “Marshall running back Tyler King has been dismissed due to a violation of team rules and policies. The department will have no further comment regarding this matter.”

A junior from Fort Meade, Fla., King rushed for 820 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman in 2017. He followed it up by rushing for 655 yards and four touchdowns last season, while averaging 6.1 yards per carry. 

He played in only seven games before an injury shortened his sophomore season, yet King’s 655 yards were still a team-high rushing total.

King carried 10 times for 75 yards in the Herd’s season-opening 56-17 win over VMI. However, in last Friday’s 14-7 loss to Boise State, King had five carries for 16 yards and lost a fumble in the first quarter.

He did not have a second-half carry against the Broncos, a game in which Marshall managed only 172 total yards.

Marshall is back in action Saturday when it plays host to Ohio in the Battle for the Bell at 6:30 p.m.