Mason grad to miss season for CMU football

Mason grad to miss season for CMU football

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Mason grad to miss season for CMU football

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Senior running back Saylor Lavallii will serve as a student assistant coach for CMU this fall.

Senior running back Saylor Lavallii will serve as a student assistant coach for CMU this fall.

Saylor Lavallii won’t have a chance to contribute on the field this fall for the Central Michigan football team.

The Mason graduate and Chippewa senior running back is out for the season and will serve as a student assistant coach according to a CMU spokesperson.

The CM-Life reports Lavallii is out with an injury. A CMU spokesperson declined to address a specific injury in an inquiry from the State Journal, citing student-athlete privacy laws.

Lavallii rushed for 298 yards and four touchdowns and had 13 catches for 86 yards last fall. He has appeared in 38 career games for the Chippewas and made 14 starts.

CMU junior quarterback Cooper Rush described Lavallii as a great leader when asked about how he looked this summer during Mid-American Conference media day last week.

“He’s looked great and has been running well,” Rush said. “He’s just a veteran guy that can help all the young guys out.”

Contact Brian Calloway at bcalloway@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @brian_calloway.

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