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UCLA football: Punter Sean Covington leaves program

UCLA punter Sean Covington has left the program because of academic eligibility issues, according to a person in the program who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The 6-foot, 218-pound sophomore averaged 41.9 yards per punt last season and handled half of the Bruins' kickoffs.

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Matt Mengel, a punter who played at Long Beach City College, will join the team as an walk-on.

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