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DeaMonte "Chip"Trayanum

  • position Running Back
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 233
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Akron, Ohio
  • High school Archibishop Hoban
  • Previous School Ohio State/Arizona State

2024 – *Senior
• Comes to Kentucky as a graduate transfer after spending two seasons at Ohio State (2022-23) and two seasons at Arizona State (2020-21)
• Will have one year of eligibility remaining
• Has played in 36 total games in his career, 23 at Ohio State and 13 at Arizona State
• Has 1,157 career rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, and he has also caught 15 passes for 91 yards
• Carried the ball 127 times for 692 rushing yards (5.5 avg.) and 10 touchdowns for the Sun Devils … Also had five receptions for 24 yards
• Transferred to Ohio State and briefly switched positions to linebacker and totaled 14 tackles before returning back to running back due to depth issues
• Totaled 100 carries for 465 yards and three scores for the Buckeyes

2023 – Senior (Ohio State)
• Appeared in 12 games and was Ohio State’s second-leading rusher with 373 yards on 85 attempts (4.4 avg.) with three touchdowns
• Also caught nine passes for 53 yards and had one kickoff return for 14 yards
• Appeared on Bruce Feldman’s (The Athletic) College football Freaks List
• Had a season-high 61 yards and a score against Maryland
• Had one tackle vs. Penn State

2022 – Junior (Ohio State)
• Earned a varsity letter after seeing action in 11 games
• Totaled 46 plays on offense, 36 plays on defense and 154 on special teams for 236 plays
• Rushed for 92 yards, including 83 against rival Michigan
• Also recorded 13 tackles, including a high of four vs. Rutgers and a high of three solo tackles vs. Michigan State
• Had three kickoff returns for 29 yards

2021 – Sophomore (Arizona State)
• Carried the ball 78 times for 401 yards and six scores in 2021 in nine games played
• Also caught four passes for 19 yards
• Ran for season-high 89 yards and a score versus Washington State
• Totaled two tackles vs. Washington State

2020 – Freshman (Arizona State)
• In a COVID-shortened seven-game season in 2020, was Arizona State’s second-leading rusher with 290 yards and four touchdowns on 49 carries
• Also caught one pass for five yards
• Played in just four games

High School
• Was unanimously regarded as a four-star recruit by all major services in the Class of 2020
• The No. 4 prospect out of Ohio by ESPN, No. 5 by 247Sports and No. 6 by Rivals
• Named first team Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association D-II All-Ohio at linebacker as a junior
• A four-year starter who helped Hoban win three state titles
• Finished with 60 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles and 10 pass breakups as a junior.

• Last name is pronounced “TRAY-num”
• Born in Akron, Ohio
• Son of Shereefa Cameron
• Graduated from Ohio State in the fall of ’23 with a degree in education and human ecology … Currently working on a an undergraduate certificate in business and is on track to receive that in December of ’24

Chip Says
• His nickname is “Chip”
• The highlight of his life so far was being baptized
• Besides playing football, he’s also enjoys golf and outdoor activities
• Three words to describe him are charismatic, outgoing and humble
• His favorite family recipe to make is sugar cookies

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