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FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 20:  Seth Doege #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is sacked for a loss by Devonte Fields #95 of the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas Tech Red Raiders went on the beat the TCU Horned Frogs 56-53 in triple overtime.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Seth Doege of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is sacked for a loss by Devonte Fields of the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas Tech Red Raiders went on the beat the TCU Horned Frogs 56-53 in triple overtime. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH (AP) — TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has been suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season due to an unspecified violation of “university and team policy.”

Coach Gary Patterson announced the suspension of the Big 12 defensive player of the year in a one-sentence statement Wednesday. Patterson didn’t immediately return a message left on his cellphone. School officials had no further comments or details about the statement.

As a freshman last season, Fields had 18½ tackles for losses and 10 quarterback sacks. Along with being voted the league’s top defender, he was the Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year.

The Horned Frogs open Aug. 31 against LSU at Cowboys Stadium. They play Southeastern Louisiana at home the following week.

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