Randy Wentz, a Scottsbluff High School graduate and the leading field goal kicker in Chadron State College history is no longer a member of the football team.
CSC says Wentz didn’t play last week in the loss to Colorado Mesa because he quit the team earlier in the week, telling coaches he didn’t want to play football anymore.
Wentz was the only kicker on the team with college game experience. True freshman Will Morgan out of Colorado took over and hit all three of his PAT tries against Mesa and averaged 54 yards on five kickoffs.
Wentz started as a freshman in 2013 and again in 2014 when All-American Alex Ferdinand was injured both seasons, then split time with Ferdinand last year.
He drilled two PAT’s and a 32 yard field goal in this year’s season opening win against Fort Lewis College. Wentz finishes his career as CSC’s all-time leader in field goal accuracy, hitting 28 of 34. Wentz also nailed 82 of 88 PAT’s.
Wentz received his bachelor’s degree in business in just 3 years last May, graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA and is currently in the MBA program at Chadron State.
As of now Wentz has not been reached for comment.