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Desmond Nisby’s transfer hurts running back depth

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Nisby will finish his senior season out at another school.

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

On May 16th, Desmond Nisby, one of Texas Tech’s leading rushers last season, announced his decision to transfer from the university for his senior year. Nisby hasn’t yet disclosed what college he will be completing his football career at.

Nisby, the 6’1, 235-pounder was known for his stocky build and ability to barrel through opposing players in short yardage and goal line attempts. In 2017, his seven rushing touchdowns led the football team and he accumulated a total of 273 rushing yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

The San Francisco native is one of the three starting backs in the 2017 season who will not be returning for the 2018 season. Along with Nisby, Demarcus Felton also announced that he will be transferring from Texas Tech for his final year of eligibility and Justin Stockton became an undrafted free agent for the Seattle Seahawks.

Senior Tre King will be one of the leading running backs returning to Texas Tech in the fall. King racked up 623 yards on the ground, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. He had five touchdowns on the year and 104 receiving yards.

In addition to King, the Red Raiders just have a few other options in the backfield with Da’Leon Ward, Mason Reed and incoming commits, Ta’Zhawn Henry and SaRodorick Thompson.

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