GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- CMU head coach Russ Martin confirmed to KKCO 11 Sports Director Phil Stafford on Tuesday that back-up quarterback Austen Fales has withdrawn from the university.
Martin reported that Fales will no longer play for the Mavericks because he has a re-occurring foot injury. The first-year head coach also indicated that Deke Cisco winning the starting quarterback job over Fales in fall camp may have played a role in his decision to leave.
Fales was a transfer from a junior college in California, where he was named to California's JUCO All-State team.
In the Mavericks' season opener last Thursday, Fales was 3-for-7 for 17 yards, and he also threw an interception.
Martin said that due to his limited playing time in a CMU uniform, Fales will most likely try to get a injury-redshirt this season.
Moving forward, the Mavs will keep Deke Cisco as their starter, and junior, Jason Haferman will move up to second string. Taking snaps as the third string signal caller is freshman Kyle Duran.
When asked about Duran, Martin says he likes what he has seen so far. However, he wants to limit Duran's time so that he will be eligible to redshirt this season.