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OSU football: Sophomore running back J.D. King announces he will transfer

OSU football: Sophomore running back J.D. King announces he will transfer

Oklahoma State running back J.D. King runs the ball during a college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State running back J.D. King announced Monday his intentions to transfer on Twitter.

The true sophomore’s roll had decreased throughout the season, as Chuba Hubbard emerged as the second choice in the backfield behind star Justice Hill. King tallied 43 carries for 153 yards this season. He did not play against West Virginia and didn’t garner a carry against Oklahoma.

King’s departure leaves four scholarship backs on OSU’s roster: Hill, Hubbard, LD Brown and true freshman Jahmyl Jeter, who hasn’t played this season. Hill, who is recovering from a rib injury, didn’t play against WVU.

King’s best performance as a Cowboy came last season when he rushed for 142 yards at West Virginia. He had 36 carries, which broke Thurman Thomas’ Cowboy record for most carries by a freshman.

King accumulated 469 yards on 99 carries last season. His second career carry was a 71-yard touchdown run against Tulsa in his debut.

This is the second OSU players to transfer in as many weeks. Sophomore safety Thabo Mwaniki announced his intention to transfer last Monday.

OSU is back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday in Fort Worth when it faces TCU.

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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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