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IOWA CITY — Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. entered the transfer portal Tuesday.
Tracy’s departure comes after a quiet 2021 season. After beginning the season as the starter at wide receiver, he had just 15 receptions for 106 receiving yards.
He played fewer than 30 snaps in his last five games, according to Pro Football Focus.
Tracy thanked Iowa fans, teammates and coaches in a tweet Wednesday.
“With all that being said and after a lot of prayer and conversations with my family, I’ve decided it would be best for me and my future to enter the transfer portal,” Tracy said in a graphic attached to the tweet. “Sad to leave, but excited to see what God has in store for me.”
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said he was “saddened” by Tracy’s departure but also “fully supportive.”
“Tyrone is not only a good player but an individual of high character with a great family supporting him,” Ferentz said in a statement Wednesday. We will miss his energy and leadership in the locker room and on the field.”
Some of Tracy’s frustration became evident when he tweeted about not using a “Swiss army knife” to “its full potential” a day after he only played 17 snaps and did not have any targets in the Hawkeyes’ win over Minnesota. He later deleted the tweet.
The Indianapolis native will have two years of eligibility, including the additional year afforded because of COVID-19.
Wide receivers Quavon Matthews and Desmond Hutson have also entered the transfer portal since the start of the 2021 season.
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