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Dylan McDuffie transfers to Georgia Tech

UB’s 1,000-yard rusher heads south after four seasons in Buffalo

Junior running back Dylan McDuffie has transferred to Georgia Tech.
Junior running back Dylan McDuffie has transferred to Georgia Tech.

After a back-and-forth that saw him enter and withdraw from the transfer portal, UB junior running back Dylan McDuffie announced Sunday he will play football at Georgia Tech next season.

 

McDuffie took over as the feature back and led the Bulls in rushing with 1,049 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. His 1,049 yards were good for fourth in the Mid-American Conference.

The local Sweet Home High School product initially entered the transfer portal on Dec. 31 before withdrawing his name in January. But after two additional months in the Queen City, McDuffie once again entered the portal on March 31. 

He received offers from big name programs such as Oklahoma State, Duke and Virginia before ultimately deciding to play for the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta.

A third-team All-MAC selection a year ago, the former Bull has two years of eligibility left as he looks to make his mark again in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

McDuffie will reunite with former UB running backs coach Mike Daniels, who accepted the same position at Georgia Tech this offseason. Former UB strength and conditioning coach Lewis Caralla is also at Tech in the same position. 

Sophie McNally is an assistant sports editor and can be reached at sophie.mcnally@ubspectrum.com

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SOPHIE MCNALLY
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Sophie McNally is an assistant sports editor at The Spectrum. She is a history major studying abroad for a year from Newcastle University in the UK. In her spare time, she can be found blasting The 1975 or Taylor Swift and rowing on a random river at 5 a.m.  

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