After several months of uncertainty regarding where he will play next season, now-former Texas kicker Joshua Rowland has officially transferred to neighboring Texas State, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
It became clear that Rowland will use his final year of eligibility elsewhere when he entered the NCAA transfer portal on January 30. Now, five months later, it is confirmed that he will arrive at Texas State as a graduate transfer.
Rowland found himself in an unexpected role for the Longhorns last season after losing the starting job to freshman kicker Cameron Dicker. He didn’t attempt a single field goal or extra point in the 2018 season and was used just once for an onside kick during the team’s loss to Oklahoma State in October.
Rowland made 11 of his 18 field goal attempts — including just three of his eight attempts from more than 40 yards — and all 38 of his extra point attempts in his first year at Texas.
Before arriving in Austin in 2017, Rowland spent two seasons playing for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Rowland has a chance to win playing time at Texas State, as sophomore Foster Hilborn is the only other kicker currently listed on the team’s roster. Hilborn redshirted during his second year of eligibility after playing in seven games as a freshman.
Texas currently rosters two kickers, presumed starter Cameron Dicker and fourth-year walk-on Chris Naggar.