Davis, Lewis leave football team

John Hageman

Junior offensive lineman Trey Davis has left the Minnesota football team and intends to focus on track and field, according to a statement released by the team Tuesday morning. 

Davis was redshirted in 2007 and made six starts during his time with the team.

He finished fourth in the shot put at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships, and had the team’s season-best shot put distance during the Mesa Classic in the 2009 outdoor season.

“Trey has decided to leave the program to focus on track and field here at Minnesota,” Brewster said in the statement. “We thank Trey for his contributions and his hard work and wish him the best.”

Freshman defensive back Kerry Lewis has also left the team and plans to transfer to another school. Lewis was rated the No. 24 safety in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc, and was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.

According to his bio on the team website, Lewis rejected offers from Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tulsa, and Vanderbilt before choosing to play for the Gophers.