UAlbany football redshirt senior linebacker Levi Metheny has entered into the NCAA’s transfer portal.
Metheny announced the decision Tuesday in a social-media post. He is the first prominent UAlbany player to declare his future intentions since the program’s decision last week to opt out of its final two games of the spring 2021 season.
“This has not been an easy decision for me, but given an extra year of eligibility, I have decided to enter the transfer portal to explore other options academically and athletically,” part of the post reads.
A 6-foot-0, 239-pound native of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Metheny finished his UAlbany tenure with 253 tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. He accounted for a team-high 120 total tackles in 2019 — including a CAA-best 63 solo stops — en route to All-CAA Second Team honors.
Metheny was UAlbany’s lone preseason All-America selection heading into the spring season, which he backed up with 10 tackles and a CAA Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the Great Danes’ season-opening win over New Hampshire.
Metheny’s season was one of many in the UAlbany season to be cut short by injury, as he left late in the first half of the team’s game against Rhode Island with a right arm injury and did not play again. He finished the year with 18 tackles (14 solo), one tackle for loss and one sack.