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BYU football: Backup fullback Pritchard, quarterback Green are leaving program

Published: Friday, May 30 2014 3:15 p.m. MDT

Iona Pritchard looks for an opening in the line as he runs as BYU wraps up their spring football practices Friday, April 5, 2013 with a scrimmage game for the alumni at LaVell Edwards Stadium.  (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Iona Pritchard looks for an opening in the line as he runs as BYU wraps up their spring football practices Friday, April 5, 2013 with a scrimmage game for the alumni at LaVell Edwards Stadium. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

PROVO — BYU football spokesman Brett Pyne confirmed Friday that backup fullback Iona Pritchard and backup quarterback Billy Green are leaving the program.

Pritchard, who has already graduated from BYU, is expected to join his younger brother, Baker, at Oregon State for his senior season. Baker, a former BYU signee who recently returned home from a mission, opted to transfer to OSU last February.

Injuries hampered Pritchard’s career with the Cougars. He suffered a season-ending leg and ankle injury during a fall camp scrimmage in 2011.

Green, a sophomore, is also seeking a new school after requesting a release from BYU.

The 6-foot-2, 196-pound QB from Woodway, Washington, took a few snaps against Idaho State last November as a true freshman.

Running backs Adam Hine, Michael Alisa and Iona Pritchard, left to right, on the first day of BYU football's spring camp Monday, March 4, 2013, in Provo (Tom Smart, Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News) Running backs Adam Hine, Michael Alisa and Iona Pritchard, left to right, on the first day of BYU football's spring camp Monday, March 4, 2013, in Provo (Tom Smart, Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Green’s departure leaves just three quarterbacks on the Cougars' roster that participated in spring ball — starter Taysom Hill, backup Christian Stewart and Hunter Moore.

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