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Florida Gators linebacker James Houston has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal

Florida Gators linebacker James Houston IV (41) rests on the field during an NCAA college...
Florida Gators linebacker James Houston IV (41) rests on the field during an NCAA college football practice on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Miami Shores, Fla. Florida plays Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Mario Houben)(Mario Houben | AP)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 12:01 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - James Houston has entered the NCAA transfer portal. The Florida linebacker is the fifth Gators player to decide to enter the portal this offseason.

“I Want To Start Off By Saying Glory To God!” Houston wrote on Twitter. “Thank You To All Of Gator Nation and Everyone That Has Put Any Type Of Support Into Me! Thank You To My Teammates For All Of The Great Memories and Battles We Fought and Left Out There On The Field! I Am Now In The Transfer Portal!”

The redshirt junior played in nine games for the Gators this season, recording 37 tackles (3.5 tackles for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble. In four seasons he amassed 100 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.

Houston joins safety Quincy Lenton, running back Iverson Clement, cornerback Chester Kimbrough and linebacker Jesiah Pierre to enter the NCAA transfer portal.

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