Report: Ex-Buckeye Tate Martell opts out of 2020 season at Miami
Tate Martell will not be suiting up for Miami during the 2020 season, according to a report from the Miami Herald. The news came out on Friday. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll be returning to the team for next season.
Martell was suspended for Miami’s season opener last week against UAB. Head coach Manny Diaz did not provide much information on the Hurricanes’ quarterback’s suspension, citing a violation of team rules.
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Martell transferred to Miami after spending his first two years at the college level at Ohio State. He left Columbus after Justin Fields committed to the Buckeyes following his one season in Athens with Georgia.
Last season, Martell appeared in five games and shifted from quarterback to wide receiver and back to his original position. He threw 1 pass and completed it for 7 yards. He also totaled 7 carries for 7 yards during the 2019 campaign, with Miami finishing 6-7.
In 2018, Martell played in 6 contests for Ohio State, completing 23-of-28 pass attempts for 269 yards and a touchdown. He also totaled 128 yards and two scores on 22 carries.
Martell is a redshirt junior at Miami.