Pack Pride has learned that freshman punter Chris Ward is no longer with the football team.
NC State officials recently updated the online roster at GoPack.com, and Ward is no longer listed. NC State media relations director Annabelle Myers confirmed that Ward will not return this fall.
"He won't be coming back and he is not on our updated roster," stated Myers.
His future plans are unknown at this point, but it is believed that Ward will look to transfer to another school.
Ward redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 and was suspended indefinitely from the program in the spring for disciplinary reasons.
NC State is expected to start redshirt senior Jeff Ruiz at punter in 2010.