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2021 College Football Bowl Game Opt Outs Tracker – See All Players Sitting Out of Their Bowls

Mitch Robson

by Mitch Robson in College Football

Dec 16, 2021 · 4:17 PM PST

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Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson plays against Michigan State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
  • Bowl Season in College Football now means opt-out season for players declaring for the NFL Draft or transferring elsewhere
  • We’re keeping up with the news and tracking opt-outs and known injuries for every bowl game below
  • Bookmark this page for the entirety of bowl season to know who’s playing before you bet!

While we can argue whether playoff expansion or other enhancements would end the trend of players opting out of bowls, in our current system players looking towards protecting their financial future won’t be taking place in bowl mania every holiday season.

With over 40 bowl games set to take place this December, it’s impossible to track all the opt outs, transfers and injuries on your own – leave it to us here at SBD!

In the table below are all the known opt outs as well as other absences for each bowl game. This table will be updated as more news becomes available, so check back frequently

2021 Bowl Game Player Opt Outs and Injuries

Texas Bowl Date LSU Kansas State
LSU vs Kansas State Jan. 4th Neil Farrell (NFL Draft), Damone Clark (NFL Draft), Garrett Nussmeier (Redshirting), Cordale Flott (Undisclosed), Garrett Dellinger (Undisclosed), Tyrion Davis Price (NFL Draft), Marcus Dumervil (Undisclosed), Tre Bradford (Undisclosed), Micah Baskerville (Undisclosed), Glen Logan (Undisclosed), Dwight McGlothern (Undisclosed), Cam Lewis (Undisclosed) None

All information as of January 3rd

Bowl Game Opt Out and Injury News & Notes

  • LSU will be majorly shorthanded in the final bowl game ahead of the CFP National Championship, with nearly 30 players missing due to NFL Draft declarations, opt outs, academic issues and injuries
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