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Clemson's Humphries to transfer

7/31/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

I wasn't intending on ending the day with back-to-back Clemson posts, but the Tigers just announced that backup offensive lineman Barry Humphries intends to transfer to a school where he'll get more playing time -- and won't be suspended.

Humphries, who was to serve a two-game suspension for a violation of team rules, is no longer a member of the team, and has one year of eligibility remaining. If he really wants to play, this probably is the best option for him. He was listed as a fourth-team center and guard entering preseason camp, which begins on Tuesday.

Humphries played well in 2007 when he finished second on the team with 86.5 knockdown blocks, but his career was derailed last year by a torn ACL. He hurt his knee against Alabama and then tried to return against Georgia Tech but reinjured it and needed season-ending surgery. The best news for Humphries? He already earned his degree this past May.

From the official release:

"I would like to be a starter in my final year of college and it would be very difficult for that to be the case at Clemson this year," said Humphries. "With my suspension for the first two games I was not going to get a lot of action in preseason camp, and it was going to be difficult to get in the mix as a starter. So, I plan to transfer to a school where I might have the opportunity to get a starting position."