Offensive lineman B.J. Autry and defensive lineman Jeremy Faulk are no longer with the Baylor football team and have left the university.
Autry voluntarily withdrew from the squad while Faulk was released from the team. Baylor officials gave no reasons why they are no longer enrolled.
Both players transferred to Baylor in the spring semester from junior colleges and were expected to be major contributors in the 2016 season. Neither player was available for comment Wednesday.
The 6-5, 320-pound Autry signed with Baylor last December out of Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. He was ranked the No. 1 junior college offensive guard in the 2016 class by ESPN.
The 6-2, 265-pound Faulk also signed with the Bears in December after earning first-team NJCAA All-America honors at Garden City (Kan.) Community College last season. He collected 87 tackles and 7.5 sacks last year and was ranked the No. 2 junior college defensive lineman by ESPN in the 2016 class.
With All-American Andrew Billings gone to the NFL, Faulk was expected to play a key role for the Bears as an interior defensive lineman.
“I saw myself playing with Billings because I didn’t know he was leaving at the time,” Faulk said in a March interview with the Tribune-Herald. “But it gives me a big opportunity. Coming in (for spring drills) will help a lot because the tempo in the Big 12 is a lot faster.”