The transfer portal has a massive impact on college football as we all know. But what players are backing up the hype on the field? Here are the leaders.
Top 3 FBS transfer passing yards leaders:
- Michael Penix Jr. (Washington/Indiana): 1,079
- Casey Thompson (Nebraska/Texas): 995
- Kyle Vantrease (Georgia Southern/Buffalo): 980
The Penix Jr. revival is the biggest surprise especially as he’s a running threat and Thompson has been good on a bad team.
Top 3 FBS transfer TD pass leaders:
- Michael Penix Jr (Washington/indiana): 10
- Austin Reed (Western Kentucky/D2 West Florida): 9
- Todd Centeio (James Madison/Colorado State): 9
From D2 to Western Kentucky is a huge jump and Reed is getting better each week.
Top 3 FBS transfer rushing yard leaders:
- Xazavian Valladay (Arizona State/Wyoming): 361
- Aidan Robbins (UNLV/Louisville): 346
- Zach Evans (Ole Miss/TCU): 317
Evans was expected but no Jahmyr Gibbs at Alabama or Troy Dye at USC? Valladay has been great in a bad situation.
Top 3 FBS transfer receiving yard leaders:
- Charlie Jones (Purdue/Iowa): 474
- Trey Palmer (Nebraska/LSU): 323
- Ricky White (UNLV/Michigan State): 317
Why didn’t Iowa utilize Jones? That’s the big question.
Top 3 FBS transfer receiving TD leaders:
- Jordan Addison (USC/Pittsburgh): 5
- Jacob Cowing (Arizona/UTEP): 5
- Charlie Jones (Purdue/Iowa): 5
Addison was expected but there’s a reason I did a comp between the Pitt transfer and Cowing pre season.
Top 3 FBS transfer tackle leaders:
- Kobe Hylton (UTEP/Louisiana): 33
- Jackson Sirmon (Cal/Washington):
- Ivan Pace Jr. (Cincinnati/Miami-Ohio): 31
Sirmon and Pace Jr. were expected but Hylton was under radar.
Top 4 FBS transfer sack leaders:
- Drew Sanders (Arkansas/Alabama): 5.5
- Jacoby Windmon (Michigan State/UNLV): 5.5
- Daiyan Henley (Washington State/Nevada): 4.0
- Jordan Domineck (Arkansas/Georgia Tech): 4.0
Jared Verse started strong but look at these guys. Just massive impacts in three weeks.
Top 5 FBS transfer TFL leaders:
- Daiyan Henley (Washington State/Nevada): 8
- Drew Sanders (Arkansas/Alabama): 7
- Ivan Pace Jr. (Cincinnati/Miami-Ohio): 7
- Jacoby Windmon (Michigan State/UNLV): 7
- Khari Coleman (Ole Miss/TCU): 7
Henley and Windmon are two of the best under the radar gets of the off season.
The interception stats are still too clustered this early in the season for a full listing, but the FBS leader for transfers is:
Malik Hausman (Hawaii/Arizona): 3
The FBS pass break-up list is also very congested but the top 2 for transfers are:
- Tobias Harris (Old Dominion/D2 West Texas A&M): 6
- Mehki Garner (LSU/Louisiana): 5