Former Ohio State Quarterback Tate Martell Reportedly Enrolling at UNLV, Has Two Seasons of Eligibility Remaining

By Kevin Harrish on July 25, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Tate Martell

Tate Martell is reportedly headed back to Vegas.

After entering the NCAA Transfer Portal for a second time in his college career this offseason, the former Ohio State quarterback has found a new home in his old hometown as he's headed to UNLV, according to multiple reports.

Going to UNLV will be a homecoming for Martell, a Las Vegas native who went a perfect 45-0 as a starter and finished second in Nevada history with 7,510 passing yards and 113 touchdowns during his career at Bishop Gorman High School.

UNLV will become Martell's third team in five seasons after he spent two seasons with the Buckeyes in 2017 and 2018, followed by two seasons at Miami in 2019 and 2020.

Martell never saw meaningful playing time at either destination. At Ohio State, Martell went 23-for-28 through the air for 269 yards and a touchdown, adding 128 yards and two scores on the ground. He also owns the Ohio State record for highest completion percentage in a game, going a perfect 10-for-10 against Rutgers in 2018, but never started a game. At Miami, he had just one completion for seven yards and seven rushes for seven yards.

With the NCAA giving players an extra season to play because of COVID-19, Martell will have two years of remaining eligibility at UNLV.

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