Back in October of last year, an injury ended Richard Mullaney‘s 2014 season. As it turns out, the wide receiver’s career at Oregon State has ended as well.
OSU announced Friday night that Mullaney has decided to transfer from the Beavers. Mullaney’s decision to leave the Beavers comes a few months after Mike Riley left OSU for Nebraska and Gary Andersen left Wisconsin to replace him.
“I want to thank Richard for his contributions during this coaching transition,” Andersen said in a statement. “It is his choice to transfer and we will support him as he moves into the next phase of his life.”
As a graduate transfer, Mullaney will be eligible to play immediately in 2015. Nebraska, as well as Alabama, has been mentioned as a potential landing spot.
Regardless of where Mullaney ends up, some FBS program will get immediate experienced help in the receiving corps.
During his time at OSU, Mullaney caught 83 passes for 1,160 yards and five touchdowns. Prior to an elbow injury that cost him the last half of the 2014 season, Mullaney was third on the Beavers in receptions (18) and receiving yards (216).
“OSU and Reser Stadium will always be a special place for me and I’m very thankful of ‘Beaver Nation’ for all the support,” Mullaney said in his school-released statement. “I also want to thank Coach Andersen for his support in my decision. I wish him and all of my former teammates the best of luck this season.”