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.
It appears as if Isaac Pearson's name was entered into the NCAA Transfer Portal by mistake.— Inside Texas (@InsideTexas) February 21, 2022
Pearson's name has been withdrawn, and Ryan Bujcevski's name is now in the portal as a grad transfer, @InsideTexas has learned #HookEm pic.twitter.com/9vkNF2d3IK
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.