With one season in the books, transfer Collin Lisa will not be returning to the University at Buffalo next fall to play football. The wide receiver plans on transferring back to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and will have to sit out a year per NCAA eligibility guidelines.
The sophomore came to Buffalo after UAB president Ray Watts ordered a highly controversial shutdown of their football program. This left Lisa with a chance to transfer to any school and play right away.
In his time as a Bull, he was the number one slot receiver. Lisa played in 11 games and had 31 receptions for 325 yards. His best game was in UB's 41-30 loss to Northern Illinois where he received for 73 yards and also grabbed one of his two touchdown passes while in Buffalo.
Less than a year ago, UAB announced that they would reinstate their football program for the 2017 season. Lisa cites that his primary reason for leaving Buffalo will be to return to the place where he started his college career. It's also very likely that one of the reasons is because it is much closer to his Alpharetta, GA home.