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CU Buffs RB Joe Davis to transfer

Sophomore from Valor Christian puts name in NCAA transfer portal

BOULDER, CO - November 28, 2020: Joe Davis, of Colorado, gets some air on this run during the Colorado San Diego State game at Folsom Field in Boulder on November 28, 2020. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)
BOULDER, CO – November 28, 2020: Joe Davis, of Colorado, gets some air on this run during the Colorado San Diego State game at Folsom Field in Boulder on November 28, 2020. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)
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Colorado running back Joe Davis has put his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

A former three-star recruit from Valor Christian High School, Davis is the latest Buff to seek an opportunity elsewhere.

Davis, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound sophomore, played in one game last season before deciding to take a redshirt year. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

“I want to acknowledge and address how thankful I am for the people in my life that have helped me in my journey at the University of Colorado,” Davis wrote on social media. “I’ve grown and developed into the man I am today through my time in my first years of college. … I am excited for what’s next in my future, as nothing but opportunity and blessings are to come.”

During his three seasons with the Buffs, Davis played in 18 games, mostly on special teams. He carried the ball 27 times for 64 yards and caught one pass for four yards.

Davis, who racked up 3,932 all-purpose yards in high school, including 2,575 rushing and 1,134 receiving yards, wasn’t able to find his way into the regular lineup with the Buffs.

CU is currently projected to return senior Alex Fontenot, who led the team in rushing in 2019, and junior Jarek Broussard, who led the team in rushing the past two seasons. Junior Deion Smith and sophomore Jayle Stacks are also projected to return and the Buffs signed high school prospect Victor Venn last month.

Davis is the 16th scholarship player from CU to enter the transfer portal since September and the 12th since the season came to a close.

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