Cincinnati Football: Bearcats starting offensive line announces decision to return

Pittsburgh Panthers host the Cincinnati Bearcats at Acrisure Stadium in 2023.
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All five of the Cincinnati Bearcats starting offensive linemen announced their decision to return in 2024 after fueling one of the Big 12’s best rushing attacks!

Cincinnati offensive linemen Deondre Buford, Gavin Gerhardt, Luke Kandra, Dartanyan Tinsley and John Williams are officially set to come back next season.

Despite struggling offensively at times throughout this season, the Bearcats much improved running game ranked among the nation’s most dominant.

Kandra was mentioned as the highest-graded right guard in the country along with a handful of notable offensive linemen according to Pro Football Focus.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats offensive line announces decision to return next year

Check out the full list of Bearcats that are going to transfer including running back Myles Montgomery, plus offensive linemen Luke Dalton and Cam Jones.

Others that opted to transfer are cornerback Sammy Anderson, tight end Chamon Metayer, wide receiver Donovan Ollie and defensive lineman Justin Wodtly.

Kandra was an integral part of the Bearcats fifth ranked rushing attack this season and was among the highest-rated offensive linemen in the nation.

With an opportunity to play at his hometown school, Kandra opted to follow head coach Scott Satterfield and transfer from Louisville to Cincinnati last year.

Cincinnati Football: Corey Kiner to return to the Bearcats for senior season in 2024

Coming off a historic season that included posting 1,000 rushing yards, Bearcats running back Corey Kiner is set to return for his senior year in 2024!

Even though it was a disappointing inaugural Big 12 campaign, Kiner was one of the bright spots and that momentum should continue into his senior season.

Kiner eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the sixth time this year, putting up a team-high 106 rushing yards on 18 carries as the regular season came to an end.

The Cincinnati product and former Roger Bacon High School standout is the first Bearcats running back to have 1,000 rushing yards since Jerome Ford in 2021.

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