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Oklahoma Running Back TJ Pledger Transfers To Utah Football

Running back T.J. Pledger #5 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs the ball during the first half of the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Oklahoma running back TJ Pledger announced that he is transferring to the Utah football program.

TJ Pledger entered the transfer portal after three seasons with the Oklahoma Sooners and will now join the Utah football team.

Pledger announced his decision on Monday afternoon, saying “Let’s Ride.”

Pledger spent three seasons and played 23 games for the Sooners from 2018-20. He racked up 179 rushing yards on 30 carries as a freshman in 2018. As a sophomore in 2019, Pledger had 65 yards on 10 attempts and one touchdown. During the 2020 season, he had 451 yards on 95 carries and 5 touchdowns.

Through his career in Norman, Oklahoma, Pledger had 135 carries for 695 yards and 6 touchdowns. He caught 11 passes for 89 yards.

Pledger is from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida which is one of the top high schools in the country. Coming out of high school, he was a four-star prospect that was ranked No. 4 as an all-purpose back in the nation and the 22nd ranked recruit in the state of Florida.

He received offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, USC, Washington, Washington State and West Virginia.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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