George Pettaway finds new home after entering transfer portal

Former North Carolina running back George Pettaway opted to enter the transfer portal and leave the program after a few years on campus. Following a 2023 campaign in which he was buried on the running back depth chart, Pettaway made that tough decision to leave.

Now, he’s found a new home.

On Monday, Pettaway announced via X (Formerly Twitter) that he has committed to James Madison. The running back will join the Dukes as they are coming off an 11-2 season and winners of the Sun Belt East Division.

The running back was one of a handful of UNC players to leave after this season and enter the portal.

Petaway only appeared in four games this season, playing primarily on special teams before opting to redshirt.

Pettaway played significantly more in 2022, appearing in 11 games and scoring two rushing touchdowns on 93 yards. He only caught one pass and didn’t carry the ball once in 2023, both likely reasons behind his decision to transfer.

With Hampton coming back next season, North Carolina will look to add depth behind him for their offense.

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