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Two defensive backs leave Iowa football team

[ 0 ] April 23, 2013 |
Torrey Campbell

Torrey Campbell

Kevin Buford

Kevin Buford

A pair of sophomore defensive backs have left the Iowa football team, it was announced Tuesday.

Torrey Campbell and Kevin Buford — neither of whom were on the Iowa 2013 Spring 2-deep — may affect the depth in the defensive backfield.

Campbell (5-11, 183) a native of Naples, Fla., is pursuing a full-time role with the Iowa track program. He was a 3-star recruit from Barron Collier High School.

Buford (5-10, 180) a native of Canton, Mich., plans to transfer. He was a 2-star recruit from Canton High School who picked Iowa over Central Michigan and Toledo.

Buford was one of seven true freshmen to play in 2012, primarily on special teams, recording one solo tackle and four assists.

Campbell is a hurdler and sprinter. He had earlier this spring quit track to focus on football. But Iowa assistant coach Joey Woody said he joined the track team full-time two weeks ago.

“He’s got potential,” Woody said. “We’re just going to see what he can do this spring and go from there.”

Campbell took a redshirt in 2011 and played in one game last season.

Senior B.J. Lowery and sophomore Jordan Lomax are listed as first-team cornerbacks for Iowa on the Spring 2-deep.

Redshirt freshman Maurice Fleming and sophomore Sean Draper are listed as second-team cornerbacks for Iowa.

Iowa had 16 defensive backs on the roster before this loss, the most of any position group on the team (tied with defensive line).

Iowa concludes spring practice with an open practice at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kinnick Stadium.


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