Taurean Carter hopped in the transfer portal as a graduate transfer on Monday as it opened.

Carter played in 29 games for Arkansas after he came to Fayetteville in 2019. He accounted for 60 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks during that time.

Arkansas will always have a place in Carter’s heart as he heads for his next chapter.

“First and foremost, I want to thank God for blessing me and being able to do what I love and to be back doing it,” Carter wrote. “I am extremely grateful for the relationships I made here on the hill they will be forever with me and for my teammates blood make us any closer and Arkansas will always have a special place in my heart. After a lot of thought, prayers, and talks will my loved ones I will be entering my name in the transfer portal.”

It hasn’t been the easiest road for Carter. He suffered a season-ending knee injury during spring practice last season. Fortunately, he recovered and made an impact on the defensive line in 2023.

Arkansas missed out on a bowl game for the 2nd time in Sam Pittman’s tenure this year after a 5-7 finish this season.