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UConn football: Eight players to transfer after 2019 season

The Huskies’ offensive line has been dealt a major blow going into 2020.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

The 2019 season might be over, but UConn football is not done dealing blows to fans’ confidence going forward. Eight players — offensive linemen Robert Holmes, Cam DeGeorge, Nino Leone and Stanley Hubbard, defenders Eddie Hahn, Ryan Carroll and A.J. Garson and punter Brett Graham, announced their intentions to transfer from UConn.

Hahn, Leone, DeGeorge and Garson were among those honored during Senior Day against East Carolina on November 23, hinting at their intentions to transfer before they became official. All four had a year of eligibility remaining, and all four will likely pursue their college careers at another school.

Holmes and Hubbard announced their intention to transfer this week. Both are sophomores who would have had prominent roles on the offensive line going forward if they remained with the team.

These transfers leave UConn’s offensive line depth a little bare, especially with Matt Peart, the Huskies’ star offensive tackle, set to graduate this year and become an NFL draft pick. But until this week, it looked like the Huskies would return their other four starters on the line, with depth in Hubbard and Holmes.

Now just two starters remain from a UConn offensive line that paved the way for another 1000-yard rushing season from Kevin Mensah: left tackle Ryan Van Demark and guard Christian Haynes. Dylan Niedrowski, who backed up Peart and Haynes last year and was the only other Husky to get a start at offensive line this year, will be involved as well.