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LB Bruce Davis leaves Iowa

Reserve linebacker Bruce Davis has left Iowa for personal reasons, the team announced Monday.

Davis, a senior who is set to graduate in December, played in each of the Hawkeyes' first three games and recorded four assisted tackles. Davis missed most of last season after getting hurt early in the season against Arizona. He started one game at middle linebacker before the injury.

He served as the backup to James Morris this season at middle linebacker. Davis' departure deals a blow to the depth on Iowa's defense, which has allowed 71 points the past two games. Starting outside linebacker Tyler Nielsen injured his ankle early in the Pitt game last weekend.