Despite this being a new year, John Humphrey simply can’t shake the injury bug.
In 2017, Humphrey missed four games after injuring his knee in Arizona State’s season opener. On Thursday, the rising redshirt junior suffered another injury, albeit significantly more serious than the first as first-year head coach Herm Edwards confirmed that the wide receiver will miss the entire 2018 season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Humphrey was a three-star member of Oklahoma’s 2015 recruiting class, rated as the No. 61 wide receiver in the country and the No. 67 player at any position in the state of Texas. In April of 2016, he announced his decision to transfer from OU; a month later, he announced his decision to transfer to ASU.
After sitting out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Humphrey put up huge numbers in his Sun Devils debut, catching seven passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in ASU’s season-opening win over New Mexico State. In large part because of that first injury, however, he finished the season with just 13 catches, 177 yards and the one touchdown.
Prior to the second injury, he had been penciled in as a starter for ASU this season.
John Humphrey opted to transfer from Oklahoma in April, ultimately ending up at Arizona State. Three months later, another Sooners wide receiver has joined Humphrey on the transfer train out of Norman.
According to multiple media outlets, Dallis Todd has decided to leave OU and transfer to an undetermined elsewhere. No reason has been given for the receiver’s decision, although an opportunity for more playing time might be a good place to start.
For what it’s worth, OU has yet to address Todd’s status with the team moving forward.
A four-star member of the Sooners’ 2014 recruiting class, Todd, a California native, was rated as the No. 31 receiver in the country. The 6-3, 190-pound receiver chose OU over, among others, Nebraska and Ohio State.
After redshirting as a true freshman, Todd caught one pass for nine yards in the six games he played in 2015. 247Sports.com writes that “Todd suffered a neck injury during [this past] spring and missed most of spring ball and consequently would have started training camp down the depth chart.”
It would appear former Oklahoma wide receiver John Humphrey has found a new place to call home. Humphrey announced on his Twitter account he is heading to Arizona State.
Humphrey announced his decision to transfer out of Oklahoma in April. He was expected to compete for a key role in Oklahoma’s offense in 2016, but instead he will be forced to sit out the fall due to NCAA transfer policies. He will be eligible to play again in 2017 with the Sun Devils. He earned Oklahoma’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year recognition last season as he sat out of on-field action during a redshirt year.