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C.J. Hilliard leaving Iowa football program

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The University of Iowa announced today running back C.J. Hilliard is leaving the football program.

Hilliard, who redshirted last season, wants to be closer to his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

“C.J. Hilliard has elected to transfer to another institution closer to home to continue his academic and football pursuits,” Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said in a written statement.  “C.J. had a tremendous attitude in our program and we wish him the best.”

Hilliard, who attended St. Xavier High School, is the second Hawkeye to leave the program this week. It was announced on Monday that Jalen Embry was leaving for a junior college.

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