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Despite Contemplating Retiring, WVU TE Mike O’Laughlin Enters Transfer Portal



It seems Mike O’Laughlin is not done with football just yet, but that doesn’t mean he will be back playing for the Mountaineers.

O’Laughlin, who publicly announced he was contemplating retiring after suffering another season ending injury, has entered the transfer portal. The veteran tight end has endured three ACL tears since 2018. He will be a grad transfer at his next school.

O’Laughlin posted an essay about his football career, his time in Morgantown and his string of injuries. He detailed his first ACL injury in 2018, discovering he tore his ACL/MCL in a game last October, one he actually finished and then eventually coming to terms with the realization that that he endured a third ACL tear in Austin against Texas.

His full statement can be read in the images below.

O’Laughlin will now look to have better luck at his next college spot and get more time actually on the field.

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