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Monday, December 9, 2019

Khalil Herbert to transfer to Virginia Tech

(Boston, MA, 09/13/19) Kansas Jayhawks running back Khalil Herbert (10) carries the ball past Boston College Eagles defensive back Mike Palmer (18) during the third quarter of an NCAA football game at Boston College in Boston, Mass., on Friday, September 13, 2019.

(Boston, MA, 09/13/19) Kansas Jayhawks running back Khalil Herbert (10) carries the ball past Boston College Eagles defensive back Mike Palmer (18) during the third quarter of an NCAA football game at Boston College in Boston, Mass., on Friday, September 13, 2019.

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After three-plus seasons with the Kansas football program, running back Khalil Herbert now has a destination for the final chapter of his college football career.

Herbert announced Tuesday he has committed to play in the ACC, for Virginia Tech.

A 5-foot-9, 205-pound rusher from Coral Springs, Fla., Herbert officially left the KU football team in early October and entered the transfer portal.

That came days after he informed head coach Les Miles and KU’s staff, on the eve of the team’s Week 5 road game at TCU, that he wanted to redshirt this season.

Should Herbert, who remained enrolled at KU after leaving the team, graduate before transferring to Virginia Tech, he will be eligible to play for the Hokies in 2020.

In KU’s first four games, Herbert provided 8.9 yards per carry, 96 yards per game and two rushing touchdowns. His abruptly shortened season concluded with him contributing 384 yards on 43 carries. After the Jayhawks played eight games without him, Herbert still finished 2019 as KU’s second-leading rusher, behind Pooka Williams Jr. (1,061 yards on 203 attempts).

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Comments

Dirk Medema 1 month, 1 week ago

Good luck Khalil. Sure you’ll do even better in the ACC.

Kit Duncan 1 month, 1 week ago

No sour grapes, but sure would like to have seen whether his continued play would have affected the outcome of the rest of the season. His presence would have at least required opposing teams to scheme defenses for more than just Pooka. There were a number of short yardage plays where Pooka was stopped that Khalil would probably have gotten the first down, had he been substituted in.

Armen Kurdian 1 month, 1 week ago

I don't get it, I think with him in the backfield we win one more game, but good luck I guess.

Ryan Mullen 1 month, 1 week ago

Not everyone is going to like us, that is OK. Good luck to Kabib.

Jeff Kallmeyer 1 month, 1 week ago

I'm sorry, making the road trip and then dropping the redshirt bomb was pathetic! Good riddance!

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