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Devonte Fields | Defensive End

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240

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Former redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields and TCU are "permanently separated," the school announced.
Apparently Fields appealed the school's initial decision. It was heard and denied. Field was hoping to transfer to FCS level Stephen F. Austin, but since the edge rusher was suspended prior to his expected move he was ineligible to play at a new program. We expect him to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. If he wants to play, the junior college level might be Fields' only opportunity. Aug 14 - 1:29 PM

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TCU suspended redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields prior to his expected transfer to Stephen F. Austin which makes him ineligible to play anywhere during the 2015 season, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Fields would have to sit out at least one year, so he has decided against enrolling at Stephen F. Austin. "TCU convened a committee, declaring Devonte Fields’ violations of student honor code has warranted his suspension, so no FCS ball either," Feldman tweeted. A similar situation occurred with Ray Ray Armstrong a few years ago. It is only a guess, but we expect Fields to sit out the season, train and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
Aug 8 - 6:29 PM

Former TCU redshirt sophomore edge rusher Devonte Fields tweeted from his private account he will transfer to Stephen F. Austin, an FCS level program, per beat writer Travis Brown.

We cannot view the tweet since it is from a private account, but we will take the Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer's word for it. Dropping down to an FCS program means Fields will be eligible to play immediately, which might be the best option if he plans on entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Field recently (unofficially) met with TCU officials, who then informed him he would not be welcome back at the program for the 2014 season after he was a suspect in a domestic disturbance call.
Aug 6 - 9:26 PM

TCU will not allow redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields to rejoin the football program for the 2014 season, according to a source close to beat writer Carlos Mendez.

TCU had separated itself from Fields after he was a suspect in a domestic disturbance call, which was not his first off-field issue. Mendez notes no official statement has be released by TCU, but also hints that one might not be coming since the Tuesday meeting between the two parties was never announced. Fields is a ridiculous talent and earned a medical redshirt last season due to his limited playing time coming off a suspension and then injury. He will most likely transfer or sit out the season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Aug 5 - 7:13 PM

Fox Sport's David Ubben reports TCU redshirt sophomore edge rusher Devonte Fields will meet with school officials on Tuesday.

The school separated itself from Fields on July 22 after Fields was a suspect in a domestic disturbance call, which was not his first off-field issue. Field will likely learn his 2014 fate during the meeting. He is one of the nation's premiere edge talents.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 5 - 10:10 AM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields surrendered to Tarrant County authorities on Thursday and was released after posting bond of $3,500, the Associated Press reports.

Fields was "separated" from the university earlier this week pending an investigation into an incident in which Fields allegedly threatened a woman with a gun; her right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under an eye when the police arrived. The former Big 12 defensive player of the year allegedly pointed a gun at his ex-girlfriend and threatened to "blast" her after an argument. Fields is a big-time on-field talent who has led a troubled off-field existence. If these allegations are proven true, he's done at TCU, and his NFL future would be in serious doubt.
Jul 25 - 9:38 PM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields "has been separated from the University pending results of an investigation into the allegations against him," according to a statement from the school.

The announcement is in reaction to the news that Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance call stemming from a Sunday morning incident in Fort Worth, Texas. This is not Fields' first off-field incident, and TCU has taken a hard stand as of late in similar cases. It is difficult to doubt Fields' talent, but his future with the school likely hinges on the investigation.
Jul 22 - 1:28 PM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance call stemming from a Sunday morning incident in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin.

"While no charges have been filed, an investigation into the nature of the disturbance is expected to be completed in the next few days," Getlin adds. This is not Fields' first off-field incident, as he was suspended for the first game and part of the second in 2013. TCU head coach Gary Patterson even questioned Field's selection as the preseason defensive player of the year. He is quite a talent, however.
Jul 22 - 10:42 AM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler believes TCU red-shirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields could be the "top NFL prospect out of TCU since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001."

"He beats blocks with his natural athleticism as the game comes easy to him. Fields' development in 2014 is crucial to his NFL future, already showing high first round potential as an impact pass rusher," Brugler wrote. As a true freshman, the TCU prospect led the Horned Frogs with 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. After being suspended for the first two games of the season he was then limited in action, before injuring his foot and ending his season. Now that Fields is fully healthy, he'll get an opportunity to top his breakout freshman performance. If Fields can work on his technique and show evaluators that he can start converting speed to power, he'll be sure to raise his stock during this upcoming season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 8:26 PM

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer believes TCU junior DE Devonte Fields will turn "back into the terror he was in 2012 with a big season."

Fields is coming off a nightmare season derailed by injuries and a suspension. In January, he was attacked and robbed at gunpoint. The junior was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman two years ago, so all the tools are there for a breakthrough. If he reverts to his 2012 form, Fields will likely bolt for the NFL after the season.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 1:43 PM

Talented TCU sophomore DE Devonte Fields was attacked and robbed at his off-campus home on Tuesday.

The incident involved three suspects, and "one of the suspects hit Fields on the top of the head with a black semi-automatic pistol and pushed him into" the defensive end's house, according to the Fort Worth Police Department incident report. Two of the suspects then started assaulting Fields and another later pointed his gun at the defensive end and threatened to kill him. Five shots were reportedly fired in the air. Fields told police he did not want to press charges. The sophomore has a small history of off-field incidents, which led to a suspension, but this is serious stuff.
Source: TCU 360
Jan 29 - 9:49 AM

TCU sophomore DE Devonte Fields will have surgery to repair a foot injury and miss the remainder of the season.

Fields has missed time since the end of September with the injury, and it was considered "serious" at the time. He missed time due to a suspension earlier in the season, so Fields will apply for a medical redshirt and return next year as a redshirt sophomore. We doubt it matters, since Fields will likely jump to the NFL after next season. He is talented enough.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 06:54:00 PM

TCU sophomore DE Devonte Fields has been ruled out for Saturday's game against SMU with a foot injury, as expected.

News broke this week that Fields' foot injury is considered "serious," so his status for games in the coming weeks will be questionable. When able to play Fields is a stud, but his off-field actions are questionable. He was suspended for seven quarters this season and still has to make up for the eighth.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 09:53:00 AM

One source told TCU beat writer Stefan Stevenson that sophomore DE Devonte Fields' foot injury is "serious."

The injury occurred against Texas Tech, and head coach Gary Patterson has been very cautious when asked if Fields will play against SMU. The stud sophomore was suspended for a game and a half earlier in the season, so a long absence could make his 2013 season a waste. When actually playing, Fields is one of the top sophomores in the country.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 10:25:00 AM

TCU head coach Gary Patterson would not say if sophomore DE Devonte Fields will play against SMU.

Fields is dealing with a foot injury. The stud sophomore missed time due to suspension earlier in the season, so hopefully this injury doesn't slow him down too much. Keep in mind that Patterson does not usually comment on injuries, so his curtness on Fields' status is nothing new.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:34:00 PM