Texas Entered the Wrong Punter’s Name into the NCAA Transfer Portal

By Kevin Harrish on February 22, 2022 at 1:59 pm
Wrong Punter in the Portal
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Not all punters are the same! Texas learned that this week.

After four seasons with the Texas Longhorns, senior punter Ryan Bujcevski entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday as a graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining.

The only problem was that his name was not the one that actually made it into the portal. Instead, Texas accidentally put redshirt freshman punter Isaac Pearson in the portal.

Texas quickly realized the mistake – possibly due to Pearson receiving some surprising messages from other college football programs – and withdrew Pearson's name and added Bujcevski.

It was a relatively harmless mix-up, especially given the players' position. But this could have been a far bigger deal if it were a more high-profile player. Imagine if Ohio State would have added the wrong quarterback to the portal when Jack Miller elected to transfer.

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