IU football transfers roundup: How did Hoosiers who entered the portal after 2021 fare?

The transfer portal, through both incoming and outgoing activity, played a big part in shaping Indiana football’s 2022 roster.

With that in mind, here’s a look at how those outgoing transfers from 2021 fared after entering the portal.

QB Michael Penix Jr.

Penix raised eyebrows across the country with his play at Washington this season, under former IU offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer. Penix led the nation with 357 passing yards per game, threw for 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions, and led the Huskies to 11 wins and an Alamo Bowl victory. He placed in the top 10 in Heisman Trophy voting.

RB Tim Baldwin Jr.

Baldwin played in four games this season at UMass before sitting the rest of the season to redshirt. In those first four weeks, he rushed for 165 yards on 33 carries with one fumble.

RB Sampson James

James transferred to Purdue ahead of the 2021 season, but he was not allowed to play immediately. He then entered the transfer portal during the summer before the 2022 season, and he has not yet found a new school.

RB Davion Ervin-Poindexter

The former IU walk-on landed at Western Kentucky, and played in all 14 games for the Hilltoppers this season — including their matchup with Indiana at Memorial Stadium in September. Ervin-Poindexter rushed for 525 yards on 116 carries with three touchdowns, and he caught 15 passes for 84 yards.

RB Chris Childers

Another former walk-on, Childers moved to FCS team San Diego for his redshirt senior year. In eight games, he amassed 389 rushing yards on 94 carries with two touchdowns, and 10 receptions for 104 yards.

WR Jacolby Hewitt

Hewitt landed at Florida International, but didn’t play a big role this year. He caught four passes for 52 yards across eight games, and he entered the transfer portal after the season.

WR Miles Marshall

Marshall transferred to Miami (OH) and played in all 13 games for the RedHawks. He posted 390 yards on 24 receptions with two touchdowns.

WR Camron Buckley

Buckley went to Jackson State to play for Deion Sanders. He appeared in eight games, catching 12 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.

WR Da’Shaun Brown

Brown had not yet found a home in the transfer portal when he was arrested in Bloomington in April.

TE Kham Taylor

Taylor moved to Alabama A&M, and saw the field in just one game this season as a senior.

TE Matt Bjorson

Bjorson went to Miami (OH) along with Marshall, and played in 10 games this year. He caught just one pass for 20 yards, and did not appear in the RedHawks’ Bahamas Bowl loss to UAB.

OL Brady Feeney

The sophomore transferred to FCS school Colgate, and appeared in all 11 games for the Raiders.

DL Gavin McCabe

McCabe fell in the group of players who entered the transfer portal and did not find a new team.

DT Shamar Jones

Jones arrived at FCS school Chattanooga with two years of eligibility remaining. He played in eight games for the Mocs, recording seven total tackles and an interception.

DE Jonathan King

King transferred to Alabama A&M, and appeared in four games. He assisted on one tackle.

LB James Miller

Miller rejoined former IU defensive coordinator Kane Wommack at South Alabama, and started at middle linebacker for the Jaguars. He recorded 68 tackles, with 6.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks, along with two QB hurries and three pass breakups. He played in all 13 games for USA, including in the New Orleans Bowl against Western Kentucky.

LB D.K. Bonhomme

Bonhomme went with Miller to South Alabama, reuniting with Wommack. But unlike Miller, Bonhomme didn’t play very much this season. In three games, he recorded six total tackles.

LB Cam Williams

Williams did not land with another team in the transfer portal.

LB Ty Wise

Wise transferred to Miami (OH) with three years of eligibility remaining. In eight games this season, he recorded 24 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and two sacks, with one forced fumble, three QB hurries, and one pass breakup.

CB Larry Tracy III

Tracy played in three games this year for Illinois State. He made two tackles, with 0.5 tackles for loss, against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in early September.

CB Reese Taylor

The former Mr. Football stayed in Indiana, going north to Purdue. He played in every game this season for the Boilermakers, and recorded 33 tackles, with one for loss, and one interception.

DB Maurice Freeman

Freeman transferred to Liberty. He appeared in 11 games this season for the Flames, including their Boca Raton Bowl loss to Toledo.

S Juwan Burgess

Burgess was another player who didn’t find a spot on another roster after entering the portal.


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