Nevada’s running back corps has thinned by one as senior Jaxson Kincaide has opted to not play for the remainder of the season so he can redshirt and transfer in the offseason, both of his parents told Nevada Sports Net on Friday.
Kincaide has played in Nevada’s first four games, logging the team’s most carries against Oregon and Weber State. But he didn’t see much time last week against UTEP as part of Nevada’s crowded backfield.
Kincaide joined Nevada in 2016 and played as a true freshman, which means he can use this year as his redshirt season since the NCAA changed it redshirt rules last year allowing players to use a redshirt if they play four games or fewer in a season.
“He has worked really hard to graduate early and will enter the portal as a grad transfer,” Kincaide’s mom Michelle Lee told NSN.
Kincaide’s transfer could be equalized by the return of sophomore Devonte Lee, who scored seven touchdowns as a true freshman in 2018 and is expected to return for this week’s game against Hawaii after rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered late last year. Nevada also boasts Toa Taua, the reigning Mountain West freshman of the year, and Kelton Moore, who has started for parts of three seasons.
Nevada declined to comment when asked about Kincaide's plan to transfer.