Todd Sibley has decided to use his last year of college eligibility at a different school.
The senior running back tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. Sibley was a member of Pitt’s Class of 2017 and came from Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio. At the time, Sibley was a big get for the Pitt program as he was an Associated Press All-Ohio first team player and ranked as a Top 20 running back by all national recruiting services. During his senior season in high school, Sibley rushed for 2,296 yards and 22 touchdowns.
After redshirting as a true freshman in 2017 and only getting one carry in 2018, Sibley played in 9 games and made 2 starts in 2019. For the season, he carried the ball 50 times for 249 yards, including rushing for a career-high 106 yards on 22 carries against Delaware. Sibley was injured against Miami and missed the last four games of the season. In 2020, Sibley played in six games (one start) and rushed 13 times for 54 yards but once again an injury cut short his season. This season, Sibley received only 5 carries for 19 yards.
Considering Pitt will be returning Israel Abanikanda, Rodney Hammond and Vincent Davis next season, Sibley wants an opportunity to get on the field next season.
Sibley gave PSN this statement for the Panther fans and the Pitt football program.
“I love each and every one of my teammates! It has been incredible journey from 2017 up until now and I appreciate all the moments! Special shoutout to my incredible running back group and coach that helped turn me into a much better player! I’ll miss you all greatly. To all the fans, I’m extremely grateful for all of you guys being a part of the ride. Your constant support has been much appreciated.”
Despite wanting more, Sibley was a class act with Pitt and the ultimate team player. In the classroom, he’s already earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and a second degree in social work.