Okafor 2nd RB to quit Huskers football

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska running back Collins Okafor has left the football program.

Coach Bo Pelini announced the redshirt freshman's departure Wednesday in a statement. Nebraska spokesman Keith Mann says Okafor decided to leave the team on his own, and there were not any disciplinary concerns with the Omaha native.

The 6-1, 225-pound Okafor had been expected to compete for playing time this fall, but in the first two games he'd remained behind junior Roy Helu and freshman Rex Burkhead on the depth chart.

Okafor is the second running back to leave the team this fall.

Last month, Quentin Castille was dismissed for violating team rules. The 6-1, 235-pound Castille has since transferred to Northwestern State University in Louisiana.