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Alec Kuzmack leaving the Cougar football progam

Promising lineman trades in football for track

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Alec Kuzmack, who was one of the more well-regarded recruits of the Washington State Cougars’ 2017 class, has now left the football program to concentrate on the shot put for WSU’s track team, per

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive linemen redshirted last year after signing out of Eagle, Idaho. Kuzmack was the top-ranked player in the state of Idaho by coming out of the prep ranks. Boise State was WSU’s main recruiting competition for him. Kuzmack finished 3rd in the state in the shot put as a senior in high school.

This is a big blow to the Cougar offensive line going forward, as a source close to the program told CougCenter that the coaches felt Kuzmack was very “promising” and were excited to get him on a Pac-12 weight program. The interior offensive line positions are a big question mark going into the season, and the loss of Kuzmack and fellow sophomore lineman Nillson Gaisoa does not help. Hopefully other youngsters will step up for this unit to come together next season under new coach Mason Miller.

We wish Kuzmack the best in his Cougar track career under coach Wayne Phipps.


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