Tate Martell was suspended for Miami's season opener vs. UAB on Thursday
Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell was not in uniform for Miami on Thursday night, as the Hurricanes opened their season against UAB. His absence, head coach Manny Diaz said, was due to a suspension.
After Miami defeated UAB 31-14 to start the year 1-0, Diaz was asked about Martell’s absence on Thursday night. According to Manny Navarro of The Athletic, Diaz said Martell was suspended due to violation of team rules. No specifics were provided.
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.
Manny Diaz said QB Tate Martell was suspended for tonight's opener (team matter)
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) September 11, 2020
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.