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Western Michigan QB Reece Goddard to leave program

The freshman started the final four games in the Broncos’ 2017 season.

NCAA Football: Western Michigan at Northern Illinois Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Western Michigan quarterback Reece Goddard has left the program, according to WWMT’s Andy Pepper.

As a true freshman, Goddard came in relief for the injured Jon Wassink, who suffered a season-ending broken collarbone injury in a 20-17 overtime win over Eastern Michigan on October 21.

Goddard provided the closing duties of the aforementioned game and started each of the remaining four contests in the Broncos’ 2017 campaign — faring 1-3 as a starter with a 48-20 victory over Kent State.

The 6-foot-2 quarterback from Kirkwood, MO committed to Tim Lester’s program less than a month after Lester took over the head coaching reigns from P.J. Fleck. But as Wassink — a sophomore in 2017 — returns from his injury, Goddard was expected to revert to his backup role. Additionally, the Broncos recruited another three-star quarterback from Missouri, Kaleb Eleby, who may enter the mix in Lester’s quarterback battle.

In his brief time in Kalamazoo, Goddard completed 45.8% of passes for 542 yards, throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions. On 59 rushing attempts (including the 11 sacks he took), Goddard accumulated 57 yards on the ground, good for two touchdowns.

Goddard’s future destination is unknown at the moment.