Miami tight end Cam McCormick confirmed Thursday he’d be returning to play for the Hurricanes in 2024. Check out How old is Cam McCormick ?
Cam McCormick granted eligibility for 9th college football season.
Cam McCormick announced he is coming back for what will be his ninth season of college football — a feat never achieved until now. The 6-5, 260-pound tight end — who turned 25 last spring — shared the news on social media Thursday afternoon.
McCormick was granted two extra years of eligibility from the NCAA in December 2022. He had only played two full seasons until that point and had five seasons wiped out by season-ending injuries.
“I love playing football. I love being part of a team,” McCormick said last spring when asked why he’s continued to play despite all the injuries.
McCormick started college in 2016 at the University of Oregon under coach Mario Cristobal.
He was coming off a torn ACL in his left knee during his senior year of high school and was one of three Ducks hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis following strenuous workouts in January 2017. He played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2017, starting twice.
McCormick then broke his left ankle in the 2018 season opener and missed the 2019 and 2020 seasons due to complications following surgery. He then tore the Achilles on his opposite leg two games into the 2021 season before returning and starting six games for the Ducks in 2022.
McCormick then transferred to Miami last season where he started 11 games for the Hurricanes and caught eight passes for 62 yards. He has 26 career receptions for 231 yards and four touchdowns.
McCormick said he earned an undergraduate degree in advertising and his master’s in advertising/brand responsibility at Oregon. He took more undergrad courses at Miami last year.
“Cam is an amazing young man of service, a great athlete, hard worker, and a natural-born leader,” coach Mario Cristobal said. “His return is a testament to his character and the values he brings to our team. We are excited to have him back for the upcoming season.”
McCormick is 25, but he’ll turn 26 in April, making him one of the oldest players in college football. That’s probably not as old as you’d expect for a ninth-year senior. Still, he’ll undoubtedly be expected to bring an air of leadership to Mario Cristobal’s squad in 2024.