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Cumbie Dismissed from Clemson Football Team

Cumbie Dismissed from Clemson Football Team

June 3, 2010

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson reserve defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie has been dismissed from the Tigers football team. Cumbie was listed as a reserve defensive tackle on the school’s summer 2010 depth chart.

“I have dismissed Jamie Cumbie from the Clemson football program for a violation of team rules,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “I appreciate what he has done for our program the last four years and wish him the best in the future.” He is on track to graduate in August and will look to play his final year of eligibility at another institution.

Cumbie played in 13 of the 14 games last year and he had 53 total tackles, more than any other Clemson reserve. He had a career high nine tackles at South Carolina and had 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks for the season. The 6-7, 290-pounder played in 36 games in his career with three starts and had 5.5 career sacks.

Cumbie lettered as a freshman in 2006 when he played in nine games, and in 2007 when he played in 13 games. He played in one game in 2008 when he suffered a broken wrist against Alabama and took and injury red-shirt season.