BOULDER, CO – October 24, 2020: Receiver Chris Carpenter runs past defenders during Colorado's scrimmage at Folsom Field. (Courtesy photo/University of Colorado)
BOULDER, CO – October 24, 2020: Receiver Chris Carpenter runs past defenders during Colorado’s scrimmage at Folsom Field. (Courtesy photo/University of Colorado)
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Receiver Chris Carpenter has decided to leave the Colorado football program.

On Sunday evening, the second-year freshman announced on social media his intention to transfer.

“I want to thank the coaches here at the university of Colorado for teaching me how to be a great player and great person on and off the field,” he wrote. “I enjoyed every moment being here … But I will be entering the transfer portal to find a new home and have a fresh start.”

The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Carpenter, from Jacksonville, Texas, played in nine games during his two seasons with the Buffs. This season, he played in the last seven games, catching seven passes for 45 yards. He had one kickoff for 15 yards in 2020.

Carpenter is the eighth scholarship player from CU to put his name in the portal since September, and the fourth since the season came to a close on Nov. 26.

In the past week, running back Ashaad Clayton, linebacker Zephaniah Maea and safety Trustin Oliver have also put their names into the portal. Receivers Keith Miller and La’Vontae Shenault and defensive linemen Lloyd Murray Jr. and Blayne Toll are also in the portal.

Carpenter is the sixth player from CU’s 2020 recruiting class, signed by previous head coach Mel Tucker, to either transfer or medically retire.