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Army's Top Rusher Aaron Kemper Kicked Off Team

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It is rare for a football player to be booted from one of our country's prestigious military academies, as all student-athletes must abide by the heavily enforced academic code.

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Aaron Kemper, Army's 2015 number one rusher, has been removed from the Black Knights' football team, as reported by the Times Herald-Record's Sal Interdonato. Kemper's 544 yards led the team in rushing. He ran the ball for 3 touchdowns, the most for an Army running back this past season.

Kemper's termination was because of an "academic honor-code violation." However, it is speculated that the "coaching staff saw this coming." The Army Athletics staff declined for any comment on Kemper's removal.

Army has officially removed Kemper from their depth chart, and his number 25 jersey has been recycled. It will be worn by Nick Webster,  a University of Montana transfer at linebacker,  in the coming season.

Army has depth at the fullback position, without Kemper. Andy Davidson, who played linebacker during the 2015 season, switched to running back during spring practices. A  6-foot-2,  220-pound sophomore from Allentown, Pa, Davidson was a contributor on defense in his freshman season. He blocked a punt against Tulane (resulting in a touchdown run by Kenneth Brinson), and played in all twelve games.