Report: Minnesota OL enters NCAA transfer portal after 4 seasons
A Minnesota offensive lineman will look at continuing his college football career elsewhere after 4 seasons with PJ Fleck’s Golden Gophers.
Austin Beier has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Minnesota OL Austin Beier has entered the portal as a grad transfer. Saw action in one game during his time with the Gophers. Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2020, 2019). Was a three-star recruit in 2018 class. @MinnesotaRivals @BeierAustin https://t.co/ikYPwC08wt
— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) May 2, 2022
As the Rivals Transfer Portal report notes, Beier made just one appearance during 4 seasons. He redshirted in 2018, made his collegiate debut against Maryland in 2019 and did not see action the past 2 seasons.
Sunday, May 1 was the deadline for players to enter the NCAA transfer portal and play in the 2022 college football season without a waiver. Names continue to trickle out as schools are catching up on entering those players’ names into the portal database. Entering the portal does not bind a player to transfer, but after 4 years and not seeing the field the last 2 seasons, it’s likely Beier will be leaving the program.
Beier will be considered a redshirt senior in 2022. He can use the NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver to also play in 2023.