Defensive end Romeo McKnight announces he is leaving the Iowa football program

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IOWA CITY, Iowa - Defensive end Romeo McKnight announced Sunday on Twitter that he is leaving the Iowa football proogram.

The Crystal Lake, Ill., native was slowed by injuries during his short time at Iowa and wasn't listed on the 2018 spring depth chart.

McKnight spoke highly of his brief time at Iowa and ended his post on social media by saying "once a Hawk always a Hawk."

He said he plans to pursue his football career elsewhere, but without naming any schools.

McKnight would have been a third-year sophomore this coming season after redshirting in 2016.