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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Tevaka Tuioti has left the University of New Mexico football team once again to be with his grandfather, Leoga, in California because he suffered a setback with his health condition, coach Bob Davie said on Friday.
Tuioti, who had missed the first eight practices of preseason camp, left on Thursday night, said Davie, who said he was waiting to be updated on the status of Tuioti’s grandfather.
Tuioti said he felt as if he was in catch-up mode after his first practice with the Lobos on Monday. He was trying to win the starting quarterback job for the second straight summer, going up against senior Sheriron Jones, junior college transfer Brandt Hughes and redshirt freshman Trae Hall. Connor Genal, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound freshman out of St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is also on the roster.