Entering the 2020 college football season, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham knew it was going to be difficult to replace former star running back Zack Moss.
Moss broke nearly every statistical category when it came to running the ball, both throughout his career with the Utes and single-season records. He then parlayed that into being a third round pick of the Buffalo Bills, where he finished his rookie season with 461 rushing yards and four touchdowns while adding 95 receiving yards and another score.
The good thing for the Utes is that they weren't going to be starting from scratch to find Moss' replacement. Junior Devin Brumfield had served as Moss' primary backup the previous two seasons and was set to emerge as the No. 1 running back for this season.
Unfortunately that never happened as true freshman Ty Jordan emerged from the running back group to take over as lead back. He broke out in Utah's week two loss to Washington before taking over as starter and full-time duties in the third game of the season.
With Jordan's emergence and fellow freshman Micah Bernard getting a handful of carries as well, Brumfield entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Dec. 14, missing Utah's final two games of the season.
After a month looking for his new destination, Brumfield has found his new home at Tulane University. Ironically, his new home is a mere hour drive from where he grew up in Covington, LA and first made a name form himself on the football field.
Brumfield, who will have two seasons of eligibility left, will join a Green Wave team that finished the 2020 season with a 6-6 record.
He is expected to compete with sophomore Cameron Carroll (741 rushing yards) and junior Amare Jones (389 rushing yards) for the starting role. It's unknown of 2020 leading rusher in senior Stephon Hunderson (773 rushing yards) will return for his 'super senior' season.
Brumfield ended his Utah career with 94 carries for 390 yards and three scores, including 85 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown this season.
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