Oregon State loses top offensive playmaker to transfer portal
Oregon State wide receiver Silas Bolden has put his name into the transfer portal.
Bolden, the Beavers’ leading receiver in 2023, announced his intention to transfer on social media Monday afternoon. A 5-foot-8 junior from Rancho Cucamonga, Bolden spent four seasons in Corvallis and hauled in 80 receptions.
“After careful consideration and talks with my family, I feel at this time I should announce that I have decided to move on from Oregon State University and enter the transfer portal,” Bolden said. “I appreciate all the memories I’ve made here and I’m forever grateful for Oregon State for providing the opportunity of performing on a big stage. I’m a Beaver for life, but I feel at this time it’s best for me to weigh my options for my last year of eligibility.”
Bolden excelled this season with DJ Uiagalelei throwing him the football. He brought in 51 receptions for 718 yards and five touchdowns. Bolden also produced two rushing scores and was a dynamic weapon as a return man. He averaged 23 yards per kickoff return and scored a touchdown as a punt returner.
With Anthony Gould declaring for the NFL Draft and tight end Jack Velling opting for the portal, the Beavers will have to replace each of their top three pass-catchers from the season.