The UCLA Bruins may not be playing football this fall — but some former Bruins will certainly be making their presence felt for their new teams in 2020.
Former UCLA WR Theo Howard will suit up for the Oklahoma Sooners this season, just months after reportedly rupturing his Achilles in January. It was said he was seen on the practice fields in Norman, and would be a huge additional weapon for new starting quarterback Spencer Rattler.
Stretch the field is an understatement for what @theohoward2 can do — so very excited to see him in that offense and for him to put on a show. https://t.co/imiRLw98cp— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) August 17, 2020
Howard hauled in 119 career receptions at UCLA, totaling 1,359 yards and nine touchdowns. He also chipped in with another 25 rushing yards and made one start last season before redshirting and transferring to Oklahoma.
While Howard is back, and apparently healthy, the opposite end of the spectrum has happened to former UCLA tight end Jordan Wilson. Though he transferred to Florida State, it’s been reported that Wilson suffered a leg injury and will miss the entire 2020 season with the Seminoles.
Florida State TE Jordan Wilson is out for the season with a leg injury.— College Football Rankings ™ (@CFBRanking) August 17, 2020
Wilson caught 7 passes for 72 yds last year for UCLA. pic.twitter.com/CwQpgmpqX7
Wilson hauled in 25 career receptions in three years with UCLA, with two scores and 244 receiving yards. He likely would have had a big impact on FSU’s tight end room who lost Tre McKitty to transfer.
A shame for Wilson to miss the season but he may be able to garner a medical redshirt and play again in 2021.