WKU Running Back Travis Lock Leaves Program


Late Monday night, Bowling Green Daily News’ Chad Bishop sent this tweet out informing the WKU public that Travis Lock, who was preparing for his debut season on the Hill, had left the program before he ever really began with the team:

Lock finished 2013 with 159 rushes for 711 yards with Nassau Community College in New York, and signed with WKU in January over Georgia State, Arizona State, Illinois and South Florida. Lock also had a couple of run-ins with the law, including an arrest on March 30th which ended in charges of second-degree indecent exposure, second-degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication in a public place and resisting arrest, which lead to three two-day jail terms (the final two days kept Lock away from the first two days of fall practice).

All of that happened after his initial run-in with the law, an accusation of shoplifting in April, which he was cited for a court date. However, despite the troubles, Lock cited personal reasons for leaving the team.

The move leaves WKU with six running backs on the roster; jnior Leon Allenredshirt sophomores Anthony Wales and Darmontre Warrand freshmen Joe Brown, D’Andre Ferby and Gunnar Scholato. While it’s very unlikely that Lock would have seen too much playing time with Allen and Wales having been on the roster previously, any bit of help Jeff Brohm can have in trying to replace Antonio Andrews would have been huge.