Colorado State offensive lineman Desmond Noel transfers to FAU

The redshirt junior previously played for the Ohio University Bobcats and Fort State Community College in Kansas.


The offensive line has been a concern for head coach Lane Kiffin since the start of training camp, so the addition of Noel will boost the depth in the trenches. Photo by: Michael Hoyos

Zachary Weinberger, Sports Editor

FAU’s offensive line has had a shaky performance during the first two games of the season. Today, they have addressed that need with the transfer of Colorado State’s Desmond Noel, who is officially been added to the online roster


With head coach Lane Kiffin pointing out his concern for the offensive line after FAU’s loss last Saturday against UCF, the move for Noel is not surprising. The redshirt junior offensive guard is 6’4 and weighs 310 pounds.


Beginning his collegiate career with the Ohio Bobcats, he spent the last two seasons playing for Fort Scott Community College in Kansas before committing to play for the Colorado State Rams in December 2018. He worked with the Rams during the summer and preseason before transferring to FAU.


He can play guard on the line and contribute at the center position if needed. He will join offensive linemen Brandon Walton, BJ Etienne, Junior Diaz, Nick Weber and Marquice Robinson. 


The redshirt junior will be immediately eligible to play for the Owls as they look to improve their play in the trenches when they travel to Indiana to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Sept. 14. 

Zachary Weinberger is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @ZachWeinberger.