Following a terrific career with the Arizona Football program, linebacker Tony Fields II has announced that he will transfer this season.
Just when we thought the Arizona Football team was building some momentum heading into the 2020 season, linebacker Tony Fields II has shocked everyone by announcing his intent to transfer.
Breaking the news via social media, the teams’ star linebacker took to Twitter to announce his decision, citing that he wants to move on in his career and play his final year as a graduate transfer elsewhere.
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Certainly disappointing to hear, the news comes as shocking, as Fields was easily one of Arizona’s best defensive players, and after three, fantastic seasons in Tucson, it is now over.
Moving forward, there is no doubt that his absence will surely be felt in a big way, especially as the Wildcats don’t have a ton of linebackers to begin with heading into the year.
Coming in to 2020, Tony was going to be a big focal point of a defense that was being re-tooled. There was even talk that Tony could be a potential NFL linebacker with continued development.
In his three years in Tucson, he has amassed 287 tackles (181 solo), 17.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Losing that kind of production is going to sting in a big way.
For Arizona, they are going to have to find ways to compliment Colin Schooler and Anthony Pandy, and to me that means finding ways to get Jalen Harris, Eddie Siamau-Sanitoa, Darrion Clark and others involved and quickly.
It’s unfortunate, but we got to move on, and in college football, these sort of things happen. With Arizona, the timing couldn’t be any worse.
At Zona Zealots, we are bummed about the news, but would like to wish Tony the best moving forward. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!