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Former University of Miami Running Back Don Chaney Jr. Set to Transfer to Louisville Cardinals, Will Face Hurricanes During 2024 Regular Season



As the transfer portal continues to ramp up, college football fans find themselves on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the flurry of moves set to unfold. Former Miami Hurricanes fourth-year redshirt sophomore running back Donald Chaney Jr. has announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals coming off an official visit to the school. The Hurricanes are set to visit the Cardinals during the 2024 regular season in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. Chaney Jr. also received interest from the South Carolina Gamecocks during his secondary recruiting process in the transfer portal this offseason, a school where his father attended many years ago.

Donald Chaney Jr.’s story at the University of Miami is one of perseverance, resilience, and a triumphant return to the field. The South Florida native flashed brilliance as a true freshman during the 2020 season when given the opportunity, but misfortune would strike shortly after, as he faced multiple setbacks due to lower extremity injuries during his second and third years at the university, sidelining him for the majority of the 2021 and 2022 seasons. According to a program source, Chaney was set to be the featured back entering the 2021 season for the Hurricanes. Despite these challenges, Chaney Jr. refused to be defined by his injuries, displaying unwavering determination to overcome adversity and return to the field.

The 2023 season marked a full-fledged healthy return for Chaney Jr. The running back showcased his skills and determination, running for 478 yards and scoring five rushing touchdowns on 94 carries while averaging 5.1 yards per carry across 11 games in a talented four-headed running back committee. His resurgence was a testament to his commitment to the sport and his ability to bounce back stronger than ever.

Throughout his four-year career at the University of Miami, Chaney Jr. accumulated a total of 852 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on 175 career carries. In addition to his ground game contributions, he grabbed 17 receptions for 162 receiving yards in 25 games. Despite the challenges he faced, Chaney Jr. left it all on the field for the Miami Hurricanes football program, and now he will be on the opposing sidelines with two years of eligibility remaining.



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