Coming off a season in which the offense struggled to score, Norfolk State’s quarterback situation is in limbo with less than a month left before the regular season.
Terrance Ervin, who started nine games last year for Norfolk State, reportedly left the football team for personal reasons, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
“We’re sorry that Terrance has decided to leave the program, but we understand that he has other matters to tend to that are more important than football,” first-year coach Latrell Scott said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but the best of luck and thank him for his contributions to the program.”
Ervin, a sophomore from Richmond, appeared in all 12 games for NSU last fall. He led the Spartans with 1,310 passing yards and eight touchdowns. He completed 54 percent of his passes and was named MEAC Co-Rookie of the Week after a win over Hampton.
Seniors Malik Stokes and Omari-Ali Timmons were slated to open camp as backup candidates.
Norfolk State averaged 11.7 points per game in 2014.