After completing his fifth season at Marist, safety Clayborne Fields III announced his intention to enter the transfer portal, per his Twitter account.
Fields garnered interest from multiple pro teams throughout this season but will opt to play another year in the college ranks instead of trying his luck in the 2023 NFL Draft. Center Field had first reported on the level of Fields’ NFL interest back in September.
In Fields’ Marist career, he started 22 games (all at safety) and was named AP FCS Third Team All-American, Second Team All-PFL, and Phil Steele’s First Team All-PFL team in 2021. He will surely receive awards this year, but we will have to wait a few more weeks to find out which.
In 2022, he finished tied for the team lead in interceptions with two and finished fourth in total tackles with 73. He also ended up with two touchdowns on the season, with both coming in the final three minutes of the thrilling win against the Stetson Hatters.
Fields had the team lead in interceptions in 2021 with five.
Even though Fields just completed his graduate season, he has another season of eligibility due to the NCAA’s added year of eligibility for players who were athletes during the peak of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Wherever Fields ends up, next year will be his sixth year of playing college football.
Fields is the third football player to announce his transfer intentions, after true freshman defensive lineman Bryce Sisak and redshirt sophomore running back Devin Thompson entered the portal earlier today.
Center Field will update you on whatever comes next for Fields and the other Marist transfers.
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