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Iowa State TE DeShawn Hanika Enters Transfer Portal

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With transfer portal season officially upon us, college football fans are beginning to witness big names from their favorite teams announce their decision to enter the portal.

Iowa State tight end DeShawn Hanika released a statement on Monday morning that outlined his plans to enter the portal as a grad transfer with one season of eligibility remaining.


Hanika was an important piece in Matt Campbell’s offense this season as he finished off the 2023 season with 17 catches for 244 yards and four touchdowns. While the 6-foot-6 senior didn’t see a ton of targets, his 14.4 yards per catch were a consistent spark for the Cyclones’ passing attack.

While some players make detailed announcements reflecting on the time spent with a team, the former three-star JUCO prospect got straight to the point saying, “After a really long year and talking with my family, I have decided to enter the Transfer Portal as a grad transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.”

Iowa State will now have a new spot to fill ahead of the 2024 season, but with this offseason shaping up to include one of the busiest portal cycles in college football history, Campbell should have some options available for replacement.

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