Former Ohio State Quarterback Tate Martell Opts Out of Miami's 2020 Season

By 11W Staff on September 19, 2020 at 7:25 am
Tate Martell opted out of the 2020 season.
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In what is the just latest twist in his collegiate career, former Ohio State and current Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tate Martell has opted out of the 2020 season.

Martell's decision, which was first reported Friday by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, was confirmed by Miami on Saturday.

Martell was suspended for Miami's season opener, but was expected to return to the team this week. Following the suspension, Martell tweeted on Tuesday "the work doesn't stop"causing many to assume he was back in the fold. And maybe he still is for 2021. Or maybe he isn't. 

Martell's time in Miami has been filled with more off-field notables than on-field. He's completed just one pass for seven yards along with one rush for three yards since transferring from Ohio State in January 2019, shortly after the arrival of Justin Fields. 

Hoping for a shot at the starting quarterback job in Miami, Martell never found traction and wasn't listed among the top three on this week's depth chart. His efforts to earn playing time at slot receiver didn't go any better.

Now a redshirt junior, it's unclear whether Martell will return to Miami in 2021, but he is no longer listed on the Hurricanes' online roster.

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