TCU OT Tayo Fabuluje leaves team, reportedly reapplying to BYU

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    Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the high school that Fabuluje graduated from. It has since been corrected.

    Offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje has quit the football team "for personal reasons," according to a press release sent out this morning by TCU sports information director Mark Cohen.

    The statement did not elaborate on what those personal reasons were.

    Fabuluje, a junior transfer from BYU, played in all 13 games last season, including 12 starts. He was also named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Offensive Newcomer of the Year last season.

    Calls to Fabuluje and his family were not immediately returned.

    Fabuluje has two years of NCAA eligibility left.

    Fabuluje graduated from The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas after transferring from Euless Trinity High School, where he was the starting tight end as a sophomore. During his sophomore season in 2008, Trinity won the 5-A Divison 1 Texas state high school championship game. 

    On Aug. 5, Fabuluje was applying to return to BYU, according to BYU's Fox Sports affiliate Blue Sky Sports.

    "I've always liked BYU and I loved the atmosphere," Fabuluje told Blue Sky Sports. "My issue was more with me being young and listening to people that aren't relevant in my life right now."

    Fabuluje said that he needed to leave TCU, despite the timing of the start of fall camp.

    "I have to do what's best for me," Fabuluje told Blue Sky Sports. "I left TCU and just have to live with it regardless."