One running back will not make the trip to Jacksonville with the Gators this weekend.
Mark Thompson, a redshirt junior, will not play in Saturday’s game against Georgia, the team announced on Friday.
Mark Thompson will not be making the trip to Jacksonville due to some choices and decisions he's made. #Gators
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 28, 2016
Thompson is the Gators third-leading rusher this season, having collected 262 yards and two touchdowns on 57 rushes this season.
The 6-foot-2, 237-pound back is in his first season with the Gators after transferring in from Dodge City (Kansas) Community College.
In two junior college seasons, Thompson became Dodge City’s all-time rushing touchdown leader (26). He accumulated 1,298 yards and 18 touchdowns on 268 carries last season where he also earned Second-Team NJCAA All-American honors.
Thompson has been splitting carries with sophomore running back Jordan Scarlett (375 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns) and freshman Lamical Perine (300 yards, 1 touchdown).