FSU backup WR declared academically ineligible

Posted at 10:05 PM, Aug 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-08 22:05:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State wide receiver Willie Haulstead has been declared academically ineligible and is no longer on the team.

Coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement Thursday.

Haulstead is a senior who caught 42 passes in his college career, including 38 receptions for 587 yards and six touchdowns in 2010. But he missed 2011 with post-concussion symptoms and had just three catches last season.

Florida State has a deep wide receiver corps led by Rashad Greene, Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin.

Fisher also said that true freshman tight end Jeremy Kerr suffered a cartilage tear in his knee on Wednesday and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.

The Seminoles open on Labor Day at Pittsburgh.