Former Mississippi State RB Lee Witherspoon chooses transfer destination
This offseason, former Mississippi State RB Lee Witherspoon became one of many Bulldogs to enter the NCAA transfer portal.
After exploring his options, it seems he’ll be heading closer to home to play in 2021 and beyond.
Per AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, the Birmingham native is heading back to his home city to play for the UAB Blazers this coming fall:
Charlie Benton isn't the only Power Five transfer UAB will be adding.
Can also confirm that ex-Mississippi State RB Lee Witherspoon is transferring to UAB, as first reported by @chris_hummer. Birmingham native who owns the Alabama state record for single-season rushing TDs (53).
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 20, 2021
As Zenitz mentions, Witherspoon holds the Alabama high-school record with 53 rushing touchdowns in a single season, so it’s safe to say the folks around Birmingham are quite familiar with him.
In 2 years at Mississippi State, Witherspoon carried the ball 28 times for 136 yards and 1 touchdown. He added 12 catches for 68 yards.