Bracy enters transfer portal

Mobile, Ala. junior Darius Bracy runs behind his lineman while being tackled from behind, Saturday, Sept. 11.

As spring camp position battles ramp up, Central Michigan football will have to replace another veteran leader after senior Darius Bracy entered the transfer portal.

Bracy switched from running back to defensive back following the 2021 season, however on Thursday he announced his intentions via Twitter. 

He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Following a redshirt in 2017, the Mobile, Alabama native broke out in 2019 as a cornerback for the Chippewas. Playing in nine games, Bracy finished the season with a career-high 24 tackles and three pass deflections.

Occasionally returning punts and kicks, Bracy remained a defensive back until 2020, when he moved to running back.

In five games during 2020, Bracy averaged 6.3 yards per carry and finished with 95 rushing yards. He expanded his role in the offense in 2021, finishing with 212 rushing, 37 receiving and 26 passing yards in eight games.

With the Chippewas needing depth in the secondary, Bracy was set to move back to defense heading into 2022. 

While at Baker High School, Bracy was a two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 7A All-State honoree as an option quarterback. During his senior year, Bracy tallied 2,326 total yards and 14 touchdowns and carried a 3.3-grade point average.