Decker, Ward leaving Nebraska football program

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska football players Michael Decker and Andrew Ward announced Saturday on Twitter that they are leaving the football team.

Decker, a junior from Omaha, was the starting center for the Huskers last season before he suffered a season-ending injury against Purdue.

In his post, Decker said he took a step back and decided he could no longer "accommodate football's commitments."

He went on to say that his future aspirations outweighed his lacking desire to continue to play football and said his participation would only hurt the team, given its goals.

Decker was the center for the Huskers' top two rushing totals in conference play and three of the top four during the season.

Meanwhile, Ward redshirted at the linebacker position in 2017.