Former Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra to transfer to Auburn football
Auburn is serious about its commitment to getting tight ends more involved in the passing game under offensive coordinator Chad Morris. It landed another one Wednesday.
To some, he's a familiar name. Grant Calcaterra, formerly of Oklahoma, announced on Twitter that he had committed to the Tigers as a transfer.
Calcaterra, a 6-foot-4, former four-star recruit from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, caught 41 passes for 637 yards and nine touchdowns over three seasons for the Sooners from 2017-19.
He announced in November of 2019 that he was retiring from the sport after suffering multiple concussions during his career, the last of which sidelined him for five games.
"Over a month ago, I received a concussion in practice," he said in a video. "What most of you may not know is that I've had my fair share of concussions in my career. I spent countless hours visiting with OU medical professionals and specialists around the country. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that it would be best for me to step away from the game."
In August of this year, though, Calcaterra changed course and announced that he would return to football but not at Oklahoma, and instead enter the transfer portal.
"This is something that I have been thinking about since the day I stepped away I owed myself the time to reflect on the best decision for me," he posted on Twitter.. "Ultimately, my love and passion for the game, and my desire to accomplish my goals are the reasons for my return."
At Auburn, he'll join an increasingly deep tight end room that features junior John Samuel Shenker, redshirt freshmen Luke Deal and Tyler Fromm, true freshmen J.J. Pegues and Brandon Frazier, and has a commitment from three-star 2021 prospect Landen King.