Two Michigan defenders, including multi-sport star, enter NCAA transfer portal

On Thursday, Michigan lost two players and added one through the NCAA transfer site.

Before Monday’s Rose Bowl game against Alabama (5 p.m. ET, ESPN), reserve defensive back Cameron Calhoun and reserve linebacker Joey Velazquez—a multi-sport standout at Michigan—entered their names into the transfer portal, a team spokesperson confirmed.

Velazquez is the more noteworthy departure here; he is a graduate student with one year left on his eligibility. He was a standout member of the Michigan baseball team and had 17 appearances for the football squad, playing special teams and linebacker. The product of Lewis Center, Ohio, hit.255 with nine home runs and 51 RBI over the course of four seasons.

Collectively, he holds four Big Ten championships: Three in football (2021-23) and one in baseball, when the team won the league tournament in ‘22.

Calhoun, a true freshman, appeared in just two games for the Wolverines this season. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native has four years of eligibility remaining and will be immediately able to play in 2024.

The moves came with the Wolverines in southern California preparing to play the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff semifinal. Running back Capers “CJ” Stokes entered the transfer portal earlier this month but vowed to finish out the season with the team.

Earlier Thursday, Northwestern offensive lineman Josh Priebe, a third-team all-Big Ten pick at guard, announced his commitment to Michigan.

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