QB Jason Shelley dismissed from Utah State football team for violating team rules

Fresno State defensive lineman Kurtis Brown (45) sacks Utah State quarterback Jason Shelley (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

Utah State quarterback Jason Shelley has played his last game in an Aggies uniform just halfway into his first season with the team.

Aggies interim coach Frank Maile announced Sunday evening that Shelley has been dismissed from the team “for a violation of team rules,” but did not specify further. The team said in a news release that he will not comment further on the matter.

Shelley started each of the four games this season for Utah State, which is 0-4 with a road game against Wyoming coming up Thursday. His departure will pose an immediate issue because backup quarterback Andrew Peasley was unavailable Saturday against Fresno State, and third-string freshman quarterback Cooper Legas has yet to play a snap.

Shelley threw two touchdown passes and tallied 420 passing yards in four games with the Aggies. He also threw two interceptions.

The junior quarterback transferred from the University of Utah. In three years with the Utes, he played 19 games and started five.