SportsCollegeMiddle Tennessee State Blue Raiders


Former Ole Miss RB Mathers Transfers To Middle Tennessee State

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 13:26:13-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Former Mississippi running back I'Tavius Mathers has transferred to Middle Tennessee State.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Murfreesboro native has one season of eligibility remaining. He must sit out the 2015 season because of NCAA transfer rules, according to a statement sent by MTSU on Thursday.

Mathers led Ole Miss with 563 yards rushing during the 2013 season, but had a diminished role in 2014, running for only 290 yards and three touchdowns.

Mathers was a star running back at nearby Blackman High School, which is less than 10 miles from MTSU's campus.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)