Texas A&M releases QB Kenny Hill from scholarship

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has released former starting quarterback Kenny Hill from his athletic scholarship.

Aggies spokesman Alan Cannon confirmed reports of the release Friday but declined comment on media reports that Hill intended to enroll at TCU. A message left with Hill’s father, former major league pitcher Ken Hill, was not returned.

Hill started the first eight games of his sophomore season for the Aggies after a freshman season as understudy to 2013 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. He beat out freshman Kyle Allen for the job, threw for a school-record 511 yards in his debut and led the Aggies to a 5-0 start.

But A&M dropped the next three and coaches split first-team snaps between Hill and Allen. Hill was then suspended for two games for violating team rules.