The University of Maine football program has officially granted running back Josh Mack his release from the program.

The Walter Payton Award finalist was reportedly interested in a transfer from UMaine earlier this off-season, and the Black Bears granted that request officially on Tuesday afternoon.  Mack will look for opportunities now at the FBS level of college football.

Mack was named also named a STATS FCS All-American on Tuesday, adding to an All-ECAC First Team and All-CAA selection this off-season.  Mack averaged 133.5 yards per game this season for a total of 1,419, with nine touchdowns in ten games.

As per NCAA restrictions, Mack will have to sit out a full season before being eligible to play at the Division I level in the FBS or FCS.

Jamil Demby was also named a STATS All-American Second Team member for his work as a senior on the offensive line for the Black Bears.

Maine finished the season with a 4-6 record and 3-5 in the CAA.