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Ohio State Tight End Joe Royer Latest Buckeye To Enter Transfer Portal

By December 7, 2023 (8:29 pm)Football

Ohio State senior tight end Joe Royer has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Royer was in his fourth season at Ohio State and has two years of eligibility remaining. He redshirted his first season with the Buckeyes in 2020 and also has an additional year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 waiver.

He appeared in five games in both 2021 and last season, and played in four games this season. In total, he collected four receptions for 24 yards, but he struggled to see the field at Ohio State due to injuries and time spent away from the team last season following the death of his mother.

As it impacts Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl, Ohio State will be without Royer and could also be missing tight end Cade Stover, who could potentially opt out and faces a decision on whether to enter the NFL draft. This opens up an opportunity for senior Gee Scott Jr. and walk-on senior Patrick Gurd, as well as freshman Jelani Thurman, for the Cotton Bowl and beyond.

Royer is the 14th player from Ohio State to enter their name into the transfer portal. Here is the full list:

NamePositionEligibility Remaining
Omari AborDEThree Years
Jyaire BrownCBThree Years
Reid CarricoLBThree Years
Victor Cutler Jr.OLOne Year
Julian FlemingWROne Year
Jakob JamesOLOne Year
Parker LewisKOne Year
Cameron MartinezSAFTwo Years
Kyle McCordQBOne Year
Evan PryorRBThree Years
Joe RoyerTETwo Years
Kye StokesSAFThree Years
Chip TrayanumRBOne Year
Ryan TurnerCBThree Years
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