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Utah veteran center Orlando Umana reportedly enters transfer portal

Utah Utes offensive lineman Orlando Umana (50) jumps off the line after snapping the ball to Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) during warmups before the start of an NCAA football game between the Utah Utes and Colorado Buffaloes at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
Utah Utes offensive lineman Orlando Umana (50) jumps off the line after snapping the ball to Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) during warmups before the start of an NCAA football game between the Utah Utes and Colorado Buffaloes at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Umana has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Colter Peterson, Deseret News

In 2020, center Orlando Umana was primed to be the most experienced player on a young Utah Utes offensive line. That was the case for just one game, as Umana was hurt in the season opener and did not return.

Now, Umana will reportedly be looking to continue his career at another school, as ESPN700’s Porter Larsen first reported late Monday afternoon that Umana has entered the transfer portal.

Despite Umana’s resume, which includes getting Pac-12 honorable mention in 2019, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that he would look to transfer, as Nick Ford took control of the starting center spot when Umana went down last season and hasn’t looked back.

In four seasons with the Utes out of Grant Union High School in Sacramento, Umana played in 40 games with 26 starts (22 at center and four at left guard).

Even without Umana, Utah still has in the trenches Ford, Jaren Kump, Braeden Daniels, Satatoa Laumea and Simi Moala, among others