This next season, the Oregon State Beavers will need to replace one of the top running backs in the country, Jermar Jefferson.
The Associated Press Co-Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year has decided to forgo his senior season in Corvallis, Oregon and has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Now, the Beavs will need another to carry the load.
Unfortunately for the Beavs, that won’t lie on the shoulders of Calvin Tyler, Jr.
On January 14, the 5’8”, 215-pound redshirt-junior running back elected to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
“I want to thank the OSU community, fans for all their support and help building me to a well-rounded student athlete.”
Tyler Jr. was rated the No. 18 all-purpose back in the country coming out of high school in Beaumont, Texas. He played in eight games his freshman year (2017) and redshirted the following season (2018).
The next two seasons, Tyler Jr. backed up Jefferson and played in six total games in two years (2019, 2020). His best game last season was at Utah where he carried the ball 12 times for 29 yards and two touchdowns.
Now, it looks like Tyler Jr. has found his new home with Utah State:
In early January, the Beavs bolstered its running back room with landing South Carolina running back transfer Deshaun Fenwick.
The 6’1”, 220-pound Bradenton, Florida-native began his college career at South Carolina University. In 2018, Fenwick saw action in two contests and recorded 21 carries for 115 yards averaging 6.6 yards per carry. In 2019, he recorded 22 carries for 111 yards in five games.
This past shortened season, Fenwick saw action in right games totaling 297 yards on 54 carries and one touchdown.