ORONO – Running back Josh Mack was well on his way to establishing himself as one of the best offensive players in University of Maine football history, but he will now continue his career elsewhere.
The university announced Tuesday it has granted Mack his release from the program, allowing him to transfer to another school after he sits out one season per NCAA rules. ABC 7 and Fox 22 reported last Monday Mack had intended to transfer, but had not officially filed any paperwork to do so at that time.
“Josh has been granted his release to pursue opportunities at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level,” head coach Joe Harasymiak said in a statement. The school declined to comment further at this time.
Mack’s 1,335 yards on the ground were the most in all of FCS this season, and his nine touchdowns led the Colonial Athletic Association. He was in the running for the Walter Payton Award, given to the best offensive player in FCS, but was not named a finalist for it.
He will have two years of eligibility remaining at whichever school he transfers to.