A month after opting to leave the West Virginia Mountaineers football program, Martell Pettaway has found himself a new college home.
On his personal Twitter account Monday, Pettaway announced that he has decided to transfer to Middle Tennessee State. Pettaway’s decision to enter the NCAA transfer database to begin with was confirmed on Dec. 16 of last year.
As the running back left the West Virginia Mountaineers football team as a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately at MTSU in 2020. This coming season will be his final year of eligibility.
— Martell Pettaway (@YeeaahhP) January 20, 2020
During his time in God’s Country, Pettaway ran for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns on 217 carries. Most of that production (623 yards, six touchdowns) came in 2018. This past season, he carried the ball 27 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns; both of those scores came in the September win over Kansas.
Pettaway should have the opportunity to help the Blue Raiders immediately. This past season, sophomore quarterback Asher O’Hara was the team’s leading rusher with 1,044 yards. Senior Terelle West led all MTSU backs with 290 yards on the ground.
As a team, MTSU was fourth in Conference USA and 53rd nationally in averaging 171.9 yards rushing per game.