Alabama football's Traeshon Holden announces big changes are coming

Tuscaloosa, Alabama - On top of playing one of its worst college football seasons in recent years, Alabama football was hit with horrific news heading into the postseason.

Alabama receiver Traeshon Holden is officially set to hit the transfer portal after three seasons with the Crimson Tide.
Alabama receiver Traeshon Holden is officially set to hit the transfer portal after three seasons with the Crimson Tide.  © KEVIN C. COX / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

After winning an SEC conference title and earning several honors with Alabama, wide receiver Traeshon Holden wants out!

Holden, the talented junior who is tied for the second-most touchdown receptions on the team this year, announced via Twitter that he has decided to hit the transfer portal.

"To the Alabama Family, I would like to thank coach Saban and the entire Alabama coaching staff for everything that you have done for me while I was a student-athlete here," he said in a statement. "Having said that, I would [like] to announce that I will be entering the transfer portal effective immediately."

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Holden played in 29 games for Alabama over three football seasons, with his most prolific performances stemming from the 2022 season.

The 6-foot-3 wideout caught 25 passes totaling 331 yards and secured six touchdowns for the Crimson Tide this year.

Holden is one of the many big names to headline the transfer portal, following several athletes who made announcements earlier this week including Texas' backup QB Hudson Card, and Michigan's Cade McNamara.

Holden will officially be able to enter the transfer portal on Monday. The portal will remain open for 45 days and will close on January 18. The second and final transfer portal will open in the spring from May 1–15.

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