A late entry into the transfer portal, leaving a hole in the Rice wide receiver room, the dangerous pass-catching mismatch nightmare Bradley Rozner will transfer to the North Carolina State Wolfpack for the 2023 college football campaign.
Bradley Rozner Transfers to North Carolina State
Expected to be the go-to guy for new Rice quarterback JT Daniels after a career year in 2022, Rozner will instead be catching passes from new NC State quarterback Brennan Armstrong after announcing his commitment today.
Rozner, who entered the portal outside of the spring window due to being a graduate student, has one season of eligibility.
Rozner attracted significant attention in the transfer portal, and it’s easy to understand why. There aren’t too many pass catchers available in early July who snagged 44 receptions for 876 receiving yards, 19.9 yards per catch, and 10 touchdowns.
While it’s his eye-popping production that commands attention, his somewhat unique skill set is what makes him a dangerous acquisition for NC State ahead of the 2023 college football campaign.
At 6’4″ and 204 pounds, Rozner has obvious physical tools as a pass-catcher. He’s more than capable of using his frame to box out his opponent in contested catch situations. Meanwhile, he also boasts strong hands and good ball-tracking skills that weaponize his natural size advantage.
However, he’s not all size and no sizzle. The former Rice wide receiver is a deceptive athlete for his size, with decent straight-line speed that allows him to escape defensive attention and facilitates yardage after the catch. Additionally, he has quick feet to help separate on release.
A former JUCO standout at Cisco College, where he earned Honorable Mention NJCAA All-America honors after leading all JUCO receivers with 13 touchdowns, Rozner impressed early in his first year at Rice. The commanding WR averaged 14.0 yards per catch on his way to 770 yards and five touchdowns.
Unfortunately for Rozner, between that 2019 season and his standout 2022 campaign, his career has been beset by injuries. When he’s on the field, however, there’s no doubting his ability to be a mismatch nightmare, which is exactly what he brings to North Carolina State following his transfer for the 2023 season.
Rozner Quick Facts
- Class: Graduate senior
- Height: 6’4″
- Weight: 204
- Hometown: Needville
- Career receptions: 101
- Career receiving yards: 1,676
- Career receiving yards per catch: 16.6
- Career receiving touchdowns: 15