LSU Offensive Lineman Andy Dodd Transferring

    LSU backup offensive lineman Andy Dodd announced Wednesday on Twitter that he plans to transfer from the Tigers following this semester.

    February 22, 2017

    LSU backup offensive lineman Andy Dodd announced Wednesday on Twitter that he plans to transfer from the Tigers following this semester.


    Another piece of LSU’s offense is transferring out of the program.

    Backup offensive lineman Andy Dodd will leave the program as a graduate transfer after this semester and seek another football opportunity. The news first was released in a report from 247Sports, and later confirmed by Dodd on Twitter.

    “After talking to my family and those close to me, I’ve decided that it is in my best interests to transfer away from the LSU Football Program,” Dodd wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank my teammates for being some of the best friends a guy could ask for.”

    News of Dodd’s transfer comes after junior quarterback Brandon Harris announced he will leave the LSU program and look to play elsewhere. Harris is drawing significant interest from Power 5 programs, but it’s unclear if that will be the same in Dodd’s case.

    Dodd played in only four games in both his freshman and sophomore seasons playing behind center Ethan Pocic. Dodd also served as his backup this past season as LSU finished 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the SEC during a controversial year that saw Les Miles get fired midseason and the Tigers hand the full-time job to Ed Orgeron.

    LSU shouldn’t have much trouble filling Dodd’s limited role. The Tigers are bringing in four offensive linemen as part of a 2017 recruiting class that ranks No. 7 in the nation.

    NCAA graduate transfer rules state that Dodd will be eligible to play immediately for a new team without having to sit out a season.

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