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Duo leaves gridiron

Jan. 24, 1997

By Michelle Ward

Lariat Sports Editor

Allen Pace, a Larue freshman, won't suit up for the green and gold next fall. Pace, a starting cornerback for the Baylor football team, was dismissed from the squad after breaking one of the team's rules.

New head coach, Dave Roberts, announced his decision on the dismissal in a press release on Wednesday.

Pace had a rocky debut season for the Bears. Although his accomplishments on the field earned him a starting job, the Larue native was suspended for a pair of games due to disciplinary reasons.

Pace couldn't be reached for a comment .

'Allen was a really good player,' Glenn Coy, a senior linebacker, said.

Coy, however, didn't believe that Pace's dismissal would significantly hurt the team.

'We have a lot of talent on the team,' Coy said. 'We have guys that can fill the spot.'

A fellow teammate of Pace's, Jerome Jackson, an Irving junior, has decided not to return to the team for his final season. Jackson, an offensive guard, battled injuries throughout his three year career at Baylor.

Jackson wasn't available this afternoon to comment.

'Jerome was an inspirational leader for us,' Nikia Codie, a Waco junior, said. 'He picked us up when we were down. Jerome was a hard worker, and he led by example.'

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