USC Trojans RB Stephen Carr officially entered the NCAA transfer portal this week, after four years with the program. Carr ran for 1,306 yards on 266 attempts over the past four seasons but did see his workload – and efficiency – decrease while in the new Air Raid offense.
Carr totaled 176 yards on 46 carries a season ago, each of which came up short as career-lows. He did chip in with 10 catches a season ago out of the backfield but was a lesser factor than likely anticipated.
He leaves the program with a full year’s worth of eligibility after the NCAA granted this past coronavirus-plagued athletic year a lost cause, and didn’t count towards student-athletes eligibility.
Carr’s career-highs came in 2019 as he rushed for 398 yards on 72 carries and five scores. According to Pro Football Focus, he forced 26 missed tackles and had 12 carries go over 10 or more yards.
There has been an influx in players entering the transfer portal after new NCAA regulations stated players could transfer without having to sit out a season like years past. It’s early enough in the summer circuit across the country that he should be able to land somewhere and potentially earn some playing time right away in the right system or right fit.
After four years given to the program, we thank you, Stephen! And wish you nothing but the best in the future.