The Owls defeated Memphis 34-31, on October 2nd. Since that comeback win, the Owls have lost four straight games. In that 4 game skid, Jadan Blue only had a combined 13 receptions for 77 yards. Blue announced today on his social media that he will be entering the transfer portal.
The senior only has 30 catches for a combined 185 yards with 2 touchdowns through 9 games this season. It has been a rough 2021 for Blue, along with the Owls as a team. For reference, in Blue’s sophomore season, he put up adequate numbers: 1,067 yards on 95 receptions, with 4 touchdowns. The Owls would go on to finish that season 8-5 with a bowl appearance.
In an Instagram post, Jadan would preface the announcement by stating:
“Truth is I never thought I would be in this position. [I’m] blessed to say the least, and highly favored is an understatement….To everyone who has touched me over these past 5 years with my time at Temple University, I want to say thank you.”
In the lengthy post, the wideout thanked everyone from his coaches, teammates, trainers and advisors.
Going back to his freshman year in 2017, Blue was redshirted by the team. Things would trend upwards in his aforementioned 2019 season, as the Mt. Saint Joseph product would finish with 1st team ECAC and second team AAC honors. In 2020, Blue landed on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, an award which highlights the best receiver, regardless of position, in the country.
In that same 2020 season, Blue was given a single digit jersey — which Temple Football uses to recognize their toughest players on and off the field. On the field, Blue had a career game against Memphis, where he would record single-game career highs in receptions (13) and touchdowns (3). Off the field, he finished on the AAC All-Academic Team, recognizing his work in the classroom.
Although the numbers don’t look as good in 2021, Jadan Blue should have no problem landing a prominent role on another offense in his final year of eligibility.