Nelson Jenkins also transferring
Redshirt sophomore running back Chris Curry entered the transfer portal Monday afternoon, as first reported by Rivals.
Curry was LSU’s third leading rusher during the 2020 season, getting 45 carries for 145 yards and also caught one pass for 10 yards. Curry played in nine games this season, but only started two.
The LSU running back room was a crowded group with Curry, true sophomores Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery, and freshman Tre Bradford. Even Josh Williams, a freshman walk on who was awarded a scholarship, started to get involved in the LSU offense as the season progressed. Add in the fact that LSU signed two top-10 running backs, Armoni Goodwin and Corey Kiner, and Curry transferring isn’t wholly surprising.
Curry of course was one of two players to wear the No. 18 jersey. His best game in an LSU uniform was in last season’s College Football Playoff Semifinal game against Oklahoma. Curry got the start at running back in place of an injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire and got 16 carries for 89 yards, both of which were career highs for the Leigh Acres, Florida native.
It was also confirmed that redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Nelson Jenkins entered the transfer portal. Jenkins only played in one game in his LSU career. He took a redshirt in 2019 and opted out of the 2020 season.