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College football opt-out tracker: Tracking players opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns

The NCAA has announced that student-athletes are allowed to opt out of their respective sports for the fall 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, which numerous college football players have already chosen to do.

Top PFF prospects Rashod Bateman (No. 20 on PFF Big Board), Caleb Farley (No. 12), Gregory Rousseau (No. 10), Rondale Moore (No. 7) and Micah Parsons (No. 5) are the biggest names to opt out thus far, setting their sights on the 2021 NFL Draft instead. In addition, UConn and the Mid-American Conference have canceled their fall seasons.

Check below for the known players who will forgo the 2020 campaign.


DI Jamarcus Chatman, Florida State (64.7 PFF Grade | N/A | 19 Def. Snaps)

DI Cooper Dawson, Syracuse (N/A | 0 Def. Snaps)

CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech (86.9 PFF Grade | 1st in ACC | 653 Def. Snaps)

[Read more: Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley opts out of the 2020 college football season]

S D.J. Ford, North Carolina (73.2 PFF Grade | 11th in ACC | 550 Def. Snaps)

OT Jacob Rimmer, Duke (N/A | 0 Off. Snaps)

EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami (76.2 PFF Grade | 8th in ACC | 529 Def. Snaps)

[Read more: Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau opts out of the 2020 college football season]

OT Justin Stevens, Michigan State (N/A | 0 Def. Snaps)

CB Javon Terry, North Carolina (69.8 PFF Grade | N/A | 19 Def. Snaps)

DI Jaylen Twyman (74.6 PFF Grade | 14th in ACC |736 Def. Snaps)

CB Bryce Watts, North Carolina (N/A | 0 Snaps Due to Transfer)

LS Ben Wyatt, Duke (30.0 ST Grade | 15th | 67 ST Snaps)

Big Ten

DI Jalen Alexander, Maryland (72.4 PFF Grade | N/A | 6 Def. Snaps)

WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota (87.1 PFF Grade | 2nd in Big Ten | 760 Off. Snaps)

[Read more: Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman opts out of the 2020 college football season]

RB Ra’Von Bonner, Illinois (63.3 PFF Grade | N/A | 185 Off. Snaps)

CB Vincent Flythe, Maryland (62.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 63 Def. Snaps)

OG Austin Fontaine, Maryland (49.6 PFF Grade | 37th in Big Ten | 511 Off. Snaps)

QB Josh Jackson, Maryland (43.3 PFF Grade | 17th in Big Ten | 442 Off. Snaps)

C Johnny Jordan, Maryland (61.5 PFF Grade | 12th in Big Ten | 348 Off. Snaps)

LB TJ Kautai, Maryland (N/A | JUCO Transfer)

LB Marcel Lewis, Michigan State (N/A | 0 Def. Snaps)

WR Rondale Moore, Purdue (77.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 185 Off. Snaps)

[Read more: Purdue WR Rondale Moore opts out of the 2020 college football season]

EDGE Jacub Panasiuk, Michigan State (75.5 PFF Grade | 18th in Big Ten | 565 Def. Snaps)

LB Micah Parsons, Penn State (91.6 PFF Grade | 1st in Big Ten | 731 Def. Snaps)

[Read more: Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons opts out of the 2020 college football season]

OT Jordan Reid, Michigan State (60.2 PFF Grade | 24th in Big Ten | 950 Off. Snaps

WR Everett Wormley, Rutgers (57.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 3 Off. Snaps)

Big 12

S Jonathan Alexander, Kansas State (70.4 PFF Grade | 17th in Big 12 | 261 Def. Snaps)

S Kerry Martin Jr., West Virginia (70.6 PFF Grade | 16th in Big 12 | 532 Def. Snaps)


QB Kevin Doyle, Arizona (N/A | 0 Off. Snaps)

S Pat Nunn, Washington State (68.9 PFF Grade | N/A | 172 Def. Snaps)

WR Kassidy Woods, Washington State (56.8 PFF Grade | N/A | 66 Off. Snaps)


DI Neil Farrell Jr., LSU (78.3 PFF Grade | 11th in SEC |405 Def. Snaps)

OG Mark Fox, South Carolina (N/A | 0 Off. Snaps)

CB Traivon Leonard, Auburn (N/A | 0 Snaps)

K Oren Milstein, Vanderbilt (N/A | 0 Snaps)

OG Jordan Rhodes, South Carolina (60.3 PFF Grade | 25th in SEC | 765 Off. Snaps)

LB Chandler Wooten, Auburn (54.3 PFF Grade | 29th in SEC | 283 Def. Snaps)


WR Jernard Phillips, USF (46.5 PFF Grade | N/A | 199 Off. Snaps)

DI John Waller, USF (52.9 PFF Grade | N/A | 81 Def. Snaps)

DI Sedrick Williams, Houston (N/A | JUCO Transfer)


RB Daquon Godfrey, UAB (58.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 1 Off. Snap)

S Quran Hafiz, Florida Atlantic (58.8 PFF Grade | 32nd in C-USA | 337 Def. Snaps)


DI Jomaious Williams, New Mexico State (59.2 PFF Grade | N/A | 82 Def. Snaps)


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