Former OSU, Miami QB Tate Martell transferring to UNLV

Former Ohio State and Miami quarterback Tate Martell is transferring to UNLV for his final two years of eligibility.

Martell, 23, graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he was rated as the No. 2 dual quarterback recruit in the class of 2017 by 247 Sports.

He redshirted his freshman year at Ohio State and was the backup in 2018 to Dwayne Haskins, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that season. After Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State, Martell left for Miami.

But he lost the quarterback competition to Jarren Williams and never regained a hold on the starting position, even spending some time as a wide receiver.

Martell completed 23 of 28 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown and added two scores on the ground at Ohio State, while appearing in five games for the Hurricanes in 2019, completing one pass for 7 yards and rushing seven times for 7 yards.

UNLV finished the pandemic-shortened 2020 season with a 0-6 record.