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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the Hawkeye football program.

In a statement released Tuesday, University of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said, "We have honored Malik's request to be released from his scholarship and we wish him well in the future."

The Minneapolis, Minnesota native recorded five tackles in six games in 2014.

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