Change of heart: Oklahoma TE transfer says he won't play at Auburn
An Oklahoma transfer says he no longer plans to play at Auburn.
Former All-Big-12 tight end Grant Calcaterra committed to Auburn in November when Gus Malzahn was still the head coach. He shared Friday that he no longer plans to continue his career on The Plains.
“I’d like to thank Coach Malzahn, Coach Porter, Coach Bryant, and Coach Morris for the opportunity they gave me at Auburn,” he wrote on Twitter. “I respect the football program and the Auburn Family. However at this time, I have to decided to play elsewhere. Best of luck to Coach Harsin and the team.”
Calcaterra was an All-Big-12 honorable mention in 2017 and All-Big-12 First-Team selection in 2018. As one of Kyler Murray’s top targets, he played in all 14 games of the 2018 campaign, recording 26 receptions for 396 yards (15.2 per catch) and 6 touchdowns.
In November 2019, Calcaterra announced his retirement from football due to his numerous concussions. During OU’s 2019 season, he played in five games, logging 5 catches for 79 yards.
On Aug. 15, 2020, however, Calcaterra announced he was returning to football and entering the transfer portal.