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Kevin Marks enters NCAA transfer portal

UB could lose both Marks and Jaret Patterson this offseason

<p>UB running back Kevin Marks (5) rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.</p>

UB running back Kevin Marks (5) rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

Junior running back Kevin Marks announced Tuesday he will enter the NCAA transfer portal following three seasons at UB. 

Marks rushed for 741 yards and seven touchdowns while splitting carries with Jaret Patterson this past season, capping his UB career off with 138 yards and a game-winning touchdown against Marshall in the Camellia Bowl, the Bulls’ second bowl win in program history.

Marks released a statement on Twitter thanking his teammates and coaches for the past three years at UB.

With Marks’ decision to transfer and Patterson’s declaration for the NFL Draft, UB will lose two of the best running backs in the MAC this offseason. Patterson is the Bulls’ second all-time leading rusher with 3,884 yards and is the program leader in rushing touchdowns with 52. Marks ranks seventh on the UB all-time rushing list with 2,621 yards and fifth all-time with 28 rushing touchdowns.

Outside of Patterson and Marks, UB running backs combined for just 27 carries last season. UB will now turn to an inexperienced group of running backs led by sophomore Ron Cook Jr. as next season approaches

Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor and can be reached at

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Anthony DeCicco is the Editor-in-Chief of The Spectrum. His words have appeared in outlets such as SLAM Magazine In 2020, he was awarded First Prize for Sports Column Writing at the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. In his free time, he can be found watching ‘90s Knicks games and reading NFL Mock Drafts at 3 a.m. 



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