Tuesday April 19th, 2016

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Defensive back Maurice Fleming has decided to transfer from Iowa, the school announced on Tuesday. 

“I feel blessed for my time at Iowa and want to thank coach Kirk Ferentz and [defensive coordinator] Phil Parker for their help in making me a better football player and keeping me humble,” Fleming said in the school’s statement. “At this time I am going to explore my options to make the best of my senior year.”

The school did not give a reason for his decision to leave the program, but added that his transfer was approved without restrictions. 

“Maurice has shared his desire to spend his fifth and final season as a graduate transfer at another institution,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said in the statement. “Reese has been a valuable contributor throughout his career at Iowa, and we wish him the best in his final season this fall.”

Fleming played three seasons with the Hawkeyes, seeing action in 33 games. Last season, he played in all 14 games, recording 17 tackles and five pass breakups. 

The Hawkeyes finished the 2015 season 12–2 and lost in the Rose Bowl to Stanford. 

 

 

 

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