College Football Opt-Outs Tracker: Keeping Up With Who’s Out In Remaining Bowl Games

The college football world got big news on Monday, as Florida took a sizable hit with opt-outs. Star Gators such as Kyle Pitts, Kadarius Toney and others have chosen to skip the upcoming Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma.

Those are significant losses that also reveal a glaring hole for the upcoming bowl games. How does the average fan keep up with all these opt-outs? It’s important to know who is and isn’t playing in some of the games.

So, we decided to give you a one-stop shop to keep up with all the latest players choosing to sit out. If a bowl game is not listed below, that means no players from either team have opted out — at least not until this point.

*Note: No players from the four College Football Playoff teams have opted out.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl

Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-3)

  • Chuba Hubbard, Running Back
  • Teven Jenkins, Offensive Tackle

Miami Hurricanes (8-2)

  • Quincy Roche, Defensive End
  • Jaelan Phillips, Defensive End

Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas Longhorns (6-3)

  • Samuel Cosmi, Offensive Tackle
  • Ta’Quon Graham, Defensive Tackle
  • Joseph Ossai, Defensive End
  • Chris Brown, Safety
  • Caden Sterns, Safety

Colorado Buffaloes (4-1)

  • Keith Miller III, Wide Receiver
  • Ashaad Clayton, Running Back

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4)

  • Carlos Basham, Defensive End
  • Kenneth Walker III, Running Back

Wisconsin Badgers (3-3)

  • None

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

Oklahoma Sooners (7-2)

  • T.J. Pledger, Running Back
  • Tre Brown, Cornerback

Florida Gators (8-3)

  • Kyle Pitts, Tight End
  • Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver
  • Trevon Grimes, Wide Receiver
  • Marco Wilson, Cornerback

Thursday, Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (6-2)

  • None

Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-7)

  • Marcus Murphy, Safety

Offerpad Arizona Bowl

Ball State Cardinals (6-1)

  • Caleb Huntley, Running Back

San Jose State Spartans (6-0)

  • None

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

West Virginia Mountaineers (5-4)

  • Tony Fields II, Linebacker

Army Black Knights (9-2)

  • None

Mercari Texas Bowl

Arkansas Razorbacks (3-7)

  • Rakeem Boyd, Running Back
  • Jerry Jacobs, Cornerback

TCU Horned Frogs (6-4)

  • None

Friday, Jan. 1

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0)

  • None

Georgia Bulldogs (7-2)

  • Ben Cleveland, Offensive Guard
  • Tre McKitty, Tight End
  • Eric Stokes, Cornerback
  • Monty Rice, Linebacker
  • D.J. Daniel, Cornerback
  • Jermaine Johnson, Outside Linebacker

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Auburn Tigers (6-4)

  • Devan Barrett, Defensive Back

Northwestern Wildcats (6-2)

  • Eku Leota, Defensive End
  • Greg Newsome II, Cornerback
  • Kyric McGowan, Wide Receiver

Saturday, Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

NC State Wolfpack (8-3)

  • None

Kentucky Wildcats (4-6)

  • Kelvin Joseph, Cornerback

Outback Bowl

Ole Miss Rebels (4-5)

  • Elijah Moore, Wide Receiver
  • Kenny Yeboah, Tight End

Indiana Hoosiers (6-1)

  • None

Capital One Orange Bowl

Texas A&M Aggies (8-1)

  • None

North Carolina Tar Heels (8-3)

  • Dyami Brown, Wide Receiver
  • Chazz Surratt, Linebacker
  • Michael Carter, Running Back
  • Javonte Williams, Running Back

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. Maybe I’m in the minority, but opting out of bowl games infuriates me. The school gave them free tuition, free room & board, free food, the change to make something of themsevles, and to “opt out” at the high point of a season is just BS. Just like the pros who took the Covid opt-out? What a bunch of pussies. DBAP.

  2. They used up Florida, so they’re kicking them to the curb. Fine, it’s a business decision. But here’s the thing, I don’t want to hear any of these players whining and complaining when an nfl team cuts them, franchises them, or won’t give in to contract demands. This “business decision” street goes two ways. Enjoy.

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