Fields' transfer to Stephen F. Austin denied

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 8/08 6:56 pm

Nacogdoches, TX ( - Former TCU standout Devonte Fields, who announced earlier in the week he planned to transfer to Stephen F. Austin, will be ineligible to play for the Lumberjacks as a result of the off-field issues that prompted his dismissal from the Horned Frogs' program.

In a statement released by the SFA athletic department Friday, Fields was officially suspended by TCU for violations of the student honor code. Due to university policy, the talented defensive end must be prohibited from all football-related activities for at least one year.

Fields has since elected not to enroll at Stephen F. Austin, the school announced.

The 2014 Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Fields was distanced from the TCU program after being arrested for an alleged assault on his ex- girlfriend last month.

Fields emerged as one of the nation's premier pass rushers as a freshman in 2012, racking up 10 sacks and 18 1/2 tackles for loss in 13 games to earn Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors. The Fort Worth native was limited to just three games last season because of a foot injury and a prior suspension.

Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.