Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy star enters NCAA transfer portal

Published 7:10 pm Monday, December 4, 2023

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Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Saint George Pettaway announced via social media he is entering the NCAA football transfer portal. The North Carolina Tarheel sophomore saw little action this season after appearing in 11 games in 2022, rushing for 93-yards on 20 carries, with two touchdowns. During his freshman season, Pettaway also returned seven kickoffs for 221 yards for a 31.6 yards-per-return average.

In his post, Pettaway thanked the North Carolina fanbase for “welcoming me with open arms and making my experience over the last two years unforgettable.”

With three years of eligibility left, Pettaway will look to continue his career elsewhere.

Pettaway amassed 2,913 yards and 46 TDs on 217 carries (13.4 ypc), caught 47 passes for 880 yards (18.7 ypr), and nine TDs over his final three seasons as a Saint, As a senior, Pettaway racked up 1,683 yards and 23 TDs on 129 carries (13 ypc) in 10 games. He also caught 30 passes for 547 yards (18.2 ypr) and six TDs, rushed for 714 yards and 14 TDs on 49 carries (14.6 ypc), while catching six passes for 111 yards and two TDs in a four-game shortened season as a junior. Pettaway also played basketball for two seasons at NSA, earning all-conference honors.