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Report: Michigan dismisses WR Dennis Norfleet from program

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Skipping your finals is never a good idea in college, athlete or not. Doing so with Jim Harbaugh as your coach is just simply asking for it.

According to a report by Michigan Wolverines’ 247Sports site, that’s exactly what Dennis Norfleet did. It earned him a dismissal from the football program as well.

Norfleet was a jack of all trades with the Wolverines, lining up at cornerback, kick returner, punt returner and wide receiver in his three-year career in Ann Arbor. He will leave the program as the all-time leader in kick return yards, amassing 2,203 yards in a record 90 kick returns.

The 5-7, 168-pound soon to be senior also managed to rack up 21 career receptions for 157 yards and no touchdowns. Norfleet also put up 130 yards on the ground, made 15 punt returns during his three years as part of the program.

The report from Wolverine247 indicates that Norfleet failed to attend more than one of his finals, putting the final nail in the coffin of his football playing days as well.

He was likely to see time as a wide receiver and on special teams this upcoming season. That clearly won’t be happening, as Harbaugh makes it known that academics are going to matter once again on this football team.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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