BYU Football OL Clark Barrington Entering Transfer Portal

Dec 19, 2022, 11:58 PM | Updated: Dec 20, 2022, 10:00 am
Clark Barrington, BYU Football, Transfer Portal...
BYU football offensive lineman is reportedly entering the NCAA Transfer Portal. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Offensive lineman Clark Barrington is the latest transfer portal entry from the BYU football program.

The Athletic’s Max Olsen first reported the news. KSL Sports has since confirmed the report.

Barrington was always viewed as a player going through his final season at BYU in 2022. But the consensus view was that he was likely moving on to pursue an NFL career. Instead, he’s taking advantage of the extra year of college eligibility from the COVID-19 season in 2020.

Barrington issued a goodbye message on his personal Instagram page.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Clark Barrington (@clark_barrington)

“Forever grateful for the memories, experiences, and relationships gained by playing for BYU. Thank you Cougar Nation,” wrote Barrington.

A member of Kalani Sitake’s first recruiting class in 2016, Barrington was part of the BYU football program for five seasons. He was a starter along the offensive line at guard for 40 games from 2019 to 2022.

Pro Football Focus noted that Barrington only gave up two sacks during his 40 career starts with the Cougars.

After the 2021 season, Barrington earned All-American honors from Pro Football Focus and the Action Network.

Clark Barrington could have a lot of interest in the Transfer Portal

The number of suitors for Barrington could be significant in the transfer portal. But one school to monitor could be BYU’s future Big 12 foe, the Baylor Bears. Barrington’s younger brother, Campbell, entered the transfer portal and committed to play for the Bears.

Former BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes and offensive line coach Eric Mateos are on that staff. They both worked closely with Barrington.

Grimes was instrumental in developing Barrington after he lost 70 pounds while serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uganda. Barrington’s first start came in the 2019 season in relief of an injured Tristen Hoge. He hasn’t looked back since.

Barrington is now the 10th BYU football player in the 2023 cycle to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

Kaleb Hayes, BYU Football, NFL Draft...
Mitch Harper

BYU’s Kaleb Hayes Has Elite Athletic Profile Among Draft Hopefuls

Former BYU cornerback turned heads at Pro Day. It was a historic showing for cornerbacks.
23 hours ago
BYU Football, Aidan Robbins, Transfer Portal...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Boasts Top Transfers In Big 12 For 2023 Season

BYU has two of the top transfers in the Big 12 Conference for the 2023 season.
23 hours ago
Jaren Hall, BYU Pro Day, NFL Draft...
Mitch Harper

Jaren Hall Runs 40-Yard Dash At BYU Pro Day

Former BYU QB Jaren Hall goes through the 40-yard dash at Pro Day in Provo.
4 days ago
BYU Pro Day, NFL Draft, Results...
Mitch Harper

BYU Pro Day 2023 Results: QB Jaren Hall Goes Through Drills

Live updates and results from inside the Indoor Practice Facility at BYU Pro Day.
4 days ago
BYU Football, Isaiah Glasker, Spring Practice...
Mitch Harper

Seven BYU Football Players Whose Stock Is Rising During Spring Practice

If BYU football players were a stock market, buy now on these players heading into the 2023 season.
6 days ago
BYU Football, Jay Hill, Defensive Coordinator...
Mitch Harper

BYU Continues To Install Jay Hill’s ‘Complicated’ Defense During Spring

BYU defensive coordinator Jay Hill is putting together one of the nation's toughest defensive schemes.
7 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
BYU Football OL Clark Barrington Entering Transfer Portal