Tony Upchurch began his career at LSU as a wide receiver before moving to fullback in 2015, but now he will transfer after coaches moved him back to receiver earlier in the offseason, according to Ross Dellenger of The Baton Rouge Advocate.
After redshirting in 2014, Upchurch saw time in eight games as a redshirt freshman after moving to fullback. He arrived at the program as a four-star recruit and the No. 45 wide receiver in the Class of 2014, according to the 247 Sports’ Composite rankings.
When he first made the position switch to become a fullback, he embraced the difficulty of playing in a new role for the first time.
“I knew it would be a challenge because it’s something I’ve never done, but I’m always up for a challenge,” Upchurch told Scott Rabalais of The Advocate. “It’s been a great experience. Coming in as a wide receiver, I didn’t know the plays much, but I’m learning every day.”
Upchurch moved back to wide receiver for the beginning of spring, but sat out the final weeks of practice and the spring game.