QB Tate Martell Eligible to Play for Miami in 2019

Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in 2019 at Miami.

Martell is projected to be the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback this fall. He will be battling sophomores N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams for the starting position. Miami opens the 2019 season in Orlando against Florida. 

Last season Martell backed up Ohio State starter Dwayne Haskins. After Ohio State added Georgia transfer Justin Fields, Martell announced he would transfer to Miami.

“We are pleased with this ruling and appreciate the NCAA recognizing that this waiver met the criteria under the membership established guidelines,” Miami AD Blake James said in a statement.

“We would like to thank the NCAA, as well as Ohio State University, for their assistance and support throughout the waiver process. We look forward to seeing Tate compete for the Hurricanes this season.”

Martell tweeted this Tuesday after the ruling was announced:

Martell, a redshirt sophomore from Las Vegas, transferred to UM from Ohio State in January. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

At Ohio State last year, Martell played in six games. He threw for 269 yards, completing 23 of 28, with one touchdown and rushed for 128 yards on 22 carries with two TDs.