Safety Will Dawkins and Offensive Lineman Tim Gardner Leave IU Football

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier Huddle)

Indiana Football announced in a press release on Monday that safety Will Dawkins and offensive lineman Tim Gardner are no longer a part of the Indiana Football program. Below is the press release from Indiana Football:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced today that redshirt sophomore defensive back Will Dawkins and redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Tim Gardner are no longer a part of the program.

“We thank Will and Tim for their contributions,” Wilson said. “They are leaving IU in good academic standing and we wish them the very best moving forward."

Dawkins, who would have been a redshirt sophomore, came to IU from Vero Beach, Florida. He redshirted his freshman season in 2014 and played in nine games in 2015 including three starts. Dawkins recorded 17 total tackles in those nine games. 

Gardner would've been entering his redshirt sophomore season after playing in 11 games last season. He sat out the 2014 season after taking a prep year at the Milford Academy. Originally from Lawrence Central in Indianapolis, Gardner was committed and signed at Ohio State before heading to Milford.