The Washington State football team released its spring roster and two names were missing unexpectedly. Junior offensive lineman Cedric Bigge-Duren and senior linebacker Greg Hoyd III are no longer listed and their time as WSU football players has come to a close
WSU confirmed to Cougfan that the two players have left the program, with Hoyd opting to graduate in December of 2017. According to the report, it is unknown whether Bigge-Duren will transfer elsewhere, or finish up his degree in Pullman.
Both players were reserves in 2017 and seemed unlikely to make a big impact in 2018. There was plenty of hype surrounding Bigge-Duren early in his career. Going into his redshirt freshman season he was 6-foot-6 and already weighed 320 pounds.
A Spokesman-Review profile by Jacob Thorpe from 2016 foreshadowed the talent that never quite materialized. Offensive line coach Clay McGuire said that Bigge-Duren could be a “special player” but that he was still far from reaching his potential. The Oceanside, California native never appeared in a game.
Greg Hoyd III saw action in each of his three seasons but was never able to crack the linebacker rotation. In 2017 he appeared in a career high five games, playing mostly on special teams.
Best of luck to both Cougs in their future endeavors!
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