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IU football officially welcomes former USC running back Stephen Carr, Allen comments

Former USC running back Stephen Carr announced on Sunday that he was transferring to Indiana.

The former 5-star recruit arrives in Bloomington immediately available for the 2021 season with one season of eligibility remaining.

The IU football program formally introduced Carr on Thursday, signaling that his transfer is now official.  The Gardena, Calif. product is now listed on the roster at 6-foot and 215 pounds.

Included in the release from IU that follows is a quick comment by head coach Tom Allen.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program announced on Thursday afternoon that running back Stephen Carr has joined the Hoosiers as a transfer from USC. Carr has rushed for 1,329 yards on 264 carries (5.0 average) with 12 touchdowns in 35 games (6 starts).

“Stephen brings experience, explosion, and play-making ability to our offense,” IU head coach Tom Allen said. “Deland McCullough knows Stephen and his family very well and is looking forward to reuniting with him. Stephen’s character fits perfectly with what we have built within our program.”

The 6-0, 215-pounder has caught 57 passes for 421 yards (7.4) with one score, and he has returned 15 kickoffs for 321 yards (21.4).

In each of his full three seasons in Los Angeles, Carr rushed for 350-plus yards with a high-water mark of 396 yards on 72 attempts (5.5) in 2019. He reached the end zone five times, pulled in 22 passes for 143 yards (6.5) with one TD, and returned six kickoffs for 106 yards (17.7).

The Gardena, Calif., native started three times in six games this past campaign. Carr collected 176 yards on 46 carries with a pair of touchdowns.

He was a five-star prospect, the No. 20 prospect overall, and the No. 3 running back nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings coming out of Summit High School in Fontana, Calif.

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