Liberty University Athletics press release:
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill has announced that linebacker Marques Jenkins and offensive lineman Kevin Widener have left the team, effective immediately.
"Kevin Widener and Marques Jenkins have decided to quit the team," commented Gill about the roster changes. "We want thank them for the contributions they brought to our football program. Our players and staff wish them the best in all of their future endeavors."
Jenkins, a senior from Stafford, Va., played in 28 games during his four-year playing career at Liberty and started his first career game this past weekend against Norfolk State. He recorded 29 tackles (16 solo, 13 assisted), five tackles for a loss, two sacks and intercepted his first career pass in Liberty's season opener at Wake Forest.
Widener, a sophomore from Lebanon, Va., has been a reserve member of Liberty's offensive line for the past two seasons after redshirting in 2010. He appeared in three games last season and saw his first action of 2012 against Norfolk State this past Saturday.
The Flames will continue their three-game stretch against Top 25 ranked FCS programs on Saturday when Liberty travels to Missoula, Mont., to face No. 14/12 Montana.
Kickoff at Washington-Grizzly Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. (EST) and the game will be carried on radio and television by the Flames Sports Network.