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Tight end AJ Barner entering the transfer portal

Indiana tight end AJ Barner announced Sunday morning that he’s entering the transfer portal.

He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining wherever he lands.

Barner was an IU team captain in 2022 as a junior. He started eight of Indiana’s 12 games, and played in 10 total. But he struggled with injuries all season, limiting his snap counts and productivity. Barner caught 28 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns on the year.

He moved into the starting role this year after Peyton Hendershot left for the NFL last year. As a sophomore, Barner recorded 14 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown while playing in all 12 games. He saw action in eight games as a freshman but primarily on special teams, and he didn’t record a catch.

Barner is the third team captain IU is set to lose next year. Quarterback Jack Tuttle also entered the portal, while linebacker Cam Jones is out of eligibility.