Miami football transfer RB outgoing versus incoming production

The Miami football team gained more production at running with the addition Oregon State transfer Damien Martinez and than they lost with the transfers of Don Chaney Jr., Tre'Vonte Citizen and Henry Parrish at the position for 2024.
Nov 18, 2023; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Oregon State Beavers running back Damien Martinez (6) runs the
Nov 18, 2023; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Oregon State Beavers running back Damien Martinez (6) runs the / Craig Strobeck-USA TODAY Sports

The addition of Oregon State Damien Martinez provides the Miami football program with one of the most productive running backs in college football in the last two seasons. After two seasons leading Miami in rushing Henry Parrish transferred back to Mississippi during the spring transfer portal window.

Don Chaney Jr. transferred to Louisville seeking more opportunity for carries than he had with Miami. Tre'Vonte Citizen was the third Miami RB to leave since the end of the 2023 season. After a severe knee injury during August training camp of his true freshman year in 2022, Citizen never appeared in a game for Miami.

Martinez was first-team All-Pac 12 in 2022 and 2023, a freshman All-American in 2022 and the Pac 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. Parrish earned third-team All-ACC in 2022. After missing most of the 2021 and 2022 seasons with a knee injury, Chaney had the best year of his career in 2023.

Chaney, Citizen and Parrish were all four-star prospects out of high school. Martinez was a three-star signee with Oregon State in 2022 and is a four-star transfer. Martinez is a big back at 6'0 and 237 pounds who can produce explosive runs.

Running Back

Years with Miami

Miami production

Don Chaney Jr.


852 rushing yards, 4.9 YPC 6 TDs, 17 receptions, 162 yards, 0 TDs

Tre'Vonte Citizen


Never appeared in a game

Henry Parrish


1,241 rushing yards, 5.4 yards per carry, 10 TDs, 28 receptions, 152 yards, 2 TDs.

In the last two seasons, Martinez is fourth in yards after contact and second in runs of 10 yards or more. In the previous two seasons, Martinez had 68 carries of 10 yards or more. Parrish had 39 carries of 10 yards or more in 2022 and 2023 combined. Miami has 116 runs of 10 or more yards in the last two seasons.

Martinez had 355 carries for 2,167 rushing yards, averaging 6.1 YPC with 16 TDs and added 15 receptions for 187 yards and no TDs in two seasons with Oregon State. Martinez has proven in his two seasons in college that he can be the featured runner. Miami used a RB by committee in 2023.

Miami was 45th in 2023 averaging 173.15 rushing yards per game and 16th with 5.12 yards per carry. With Martinez on the roster, Miami can improve their rushing YPG total in 2023. Behind Martinez, Miami returns Ajay Allen and Mark Fletcher at RB. Fletcher missed spring practice with a Lisfranc injury.

PFF named Damien Martinez top 10 2025 NFL Draft RB prospect. PFF named Damien Martinez top 10 2025 NFL Draft RB prospect. dark. Next

Martinez had 194 carries, for 1,185 rushing yards, averaged 6.1 YPC and nine TDs with 11 receptions for 126 yards in 2023. Chaney and Parrish combined for 1,103 rushing yards, 5.68 YPC and eight TDs with six receptions for 47 yards in 2023. Expect Martinez to receive preseason All-ACC.