ASU football transfer list: Kicker Carter Brown transfers to Cincinnati
The Arizona State football program undoubtedly will see major roster turnover as it transitions out of the Herm Edwards era under new head coach Kenny Dillingham.
An addition to the growing list on Monday was kicker Carter Brown, who entered the transfer portal after starting as a true freshman and became the latest Sun Devil to transfer to Cincinnati.
Brown was a perfect 33-for-33 on extra points and made 11 of his 14 field goal attempts. His season long was 53 yards, Brown’s lone try from at least 50 yards.
The announcement for Brown comes after fellow kicker Jace Feely placed himself in the transfer portal earlier in the process. Brown beat out Feely for the kicking job, as Feely kicked just one extra point and had a punt as well.
Linebacker Connor Soelle he entered the transfer portal as a graduate student with two years of eligibility remaining and would later commit to Oregon.
— Connor Soelle (@cmsoelle) January 3, 2023
Soelle, the brother of graduating leading tackler Kyle, had 30 tackles and one pass defensed in a limited defensive role this year, mainly contributing on special teams.
Dillingham has done well in acquiring talent at linebacker, putting Soelle in a difficult position to expect legitimate playing time for 2023. Krew Jackson (Kansas State), Tate Romney (BYU) and Travion Brown (Washington State) are all Tempe bound.
Defensive back D.J. Taylor also announced that he was entering the transfer portal after three seasons at ASU and would later commit to Cincinnati.
Taylor played as both a safety and nickel corner, as well as a punt and kick returner, in his 25 career games in a Sun Devil uniform.
The DB registered one kick return touchdown, 19 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed in that span.
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— DJ (@djtaylorjr_) December 28, 2022
Also among those to enter the portal is Arizona State’s only player who made the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2022: Punter Eddie Czaplicki.
“First off, I want to thank Arizona State University, Coach Slocum, and Coach Edwards for the opportunity and their help in my growth as a student athlete,” Czaplicki wrote on Twitter. “With that being said, I have officially entered the transfer portal. Excited to get to work!”
The team took several transfer portal hits with starting offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson opting to look for a new home with a year of eligibility remaining. He committed to the Michigan Wolverines, who will be coming off of a College Football Playoff berth and perhaps more in 2023.
“I’ve made friends and built relationships that I will have the rest of my life,” Henderson said in a Twitter post about his decision to leave ASU.
“I’d also like to thank coach Herm Edwards for giving me the opportunity. It was an honor to be a Sun Devil and a captain. With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal with one year of eligibility left.”
Henderson started his career at left tackle in 2019, starting nine games there as a true freshman before shifting inside.
Defensive lineman Omarr Norman-Lott and defensive end Joe Moore III have also entered the portal.
Moore III was one of the defense’s starting defensive ends and posted 24 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks in 2022. Norman-Lott transfers after recording 14 tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed this past season.
Arizona State football players in the transfer portal 2023
K Carter Brown — transferred to Cincinnati
LB Connor Soelle — transferred to Oregon
DB D.J. Taylor — transferred to Cincinnati
OL Armon Bethea
QB Finn Collins
QB Emory Jones — transferred to Cincinnati
C Ben Scott — transferred to Nebraska
WR Cam Johnson
P Eddie Czaplicki — transferred to USC
LS John Ferlmann — trasnferred to Ohio State
LS Gage King — transferred to UCF
DE Joe Moore III — transferred to Missouri
OG LaDarius Henderson — transferred to Michigan
K Jace Feely — transferred to Colorado
DT Omarr Norman-Lott — transferred to Tennessee
RB Daniyel Ngata — transferred to Washington
QB Paul Tyson — transferred to Clemson
CB Keon Markham
S Kejuan Markham