Report: Seminoles quarterback Blackman enters NCAA transfer portal

Credit: Mitch White | FSU Sports Information

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 16, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State backup quarterback James Blackman has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from 247Sports.

Noles247 cites a source saying Blackman has entered the transfer portal. The portal is not open to public viewing.

After starting 11 games last year following the season-ending injury to Deondre Francois in the season opener, Blackman made just one start in 2018 in a 47-28 loss at NC State.

Despite the Noles' loss, Blackman performed well, tossing four touchdowns and throwing for 421 yards while completing 63 percent of his passes, earning ACC Quarterback of the Week honors.

In 2017, Blackman totaled 2,230 yards passing and a 58.2 completion percentage while throwing 19 touchdowns to 11 interceptions as a true freshman starter.

While Blackman entering his name doesn't mean he is leaving Florida State, it does mean he is able to explore options.

The news of Blackman exploring a transfer comes a week after Francois announced he was returning to FSU for his final year of eligibility.

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