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Florida Atlantic tight end John Raine has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to his Twitter account.
I have entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. I am thankful for everything, FAU. Excited for the next chapter!
— John Raine (@jraine305) April 4, 2020
Since joining FAU in 2016, Raine has been one of the team’s better run blockers. From there, Raine has earned a steady role since.
In 2019, John Raine played primarily as the team’s H-back, though earned the start at tight end in the Boca Bowl. Raine finished the season with a career-high in receptions (38), receiving yards (343) and touchdowns (6).
Over his career, Raine has 56 receptions for 543 yards and seven receiving touchdowns.
Raine played his high school football at Westminster Academy, where he shined on both sides of the football. Ranked as a 3-star tight end by 247Sports, Raine fielded more than a dozen offers, including in-state schools UCF, USF and Florida International. Raine committed to FAU in August 2015.
Earlier last season, Raine was awarded an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA after his freshman season was ended by an ankle injury after just four games.
In 2020, Raine was expected to carve a larger role in the FAU offense — both as a run blocker and receiver — after last year’s starter Harrison Bryant graduated.
Outside of Raine, FAU has just three tight ends listed on its roster. Logan Peterson holds most of the experience. In February, tight end Lou Dorsey committed to FAU from junior college program, Iowa Western. Dorsey is currently not listed on the roster.