Gunnar Gundy commits to Ohio University

Gunnar Gundy commits to Ohio University

The son of OSU coach Mike Gundy has found his new football home after appearing in three games last season with the Cowboys.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Jan 5, 2024, 4:48pm CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Jan 5, 2024, 4:48pm CST

STILLWATER — Gunnar Gundy has announced the place he will start his post-Oklahoma State journey.

Gundy is committed to Ohio University, he announced on social media Friday afternoon. He will be a redshirt junior for the Bobcats. He entered the transfer portal on Dec. 6. According to his social media account he received offers from Ohio, Indiana State, Duquesne, Abilene Christian and others.

Gunnar, the middle son of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, walked on to OSU and played quarterback sparingly in his three years. He played in eight games, completing 40 of 73 passes for 449 yards.

His last play at OSU was memorable. In the Texas Bowl against Texas A&M, Gunnar subbed in for senior quarterback Alan Bowman and scored on a 10-yard designed rushing play

Offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn said there was no bad blood when Gunnar entered the transfer portal.

“He’s a kid that has come in here and done everything we asked him to do,” Dunn said after the Texas Bowl. “I’m happy for him. I think the portal has some good things going and some bad things going. This is a situation of good things going on. It’s a good opportunity for him to take his skill set down the road. To find a place to sling it around a little bit. I am happy for him on the decision.”

Gunnar was part of a quarterback battle to start 2023. Perhaps his most impressive feat at OSU was leading the floundering Cowboys on two late scoring drives in week one to secure a 27-13 win against Central Arkansas.

Gunnar played high school football at Stillwater High and will get to experience playing away from home.

(Gunnar) is a legend around here for sure,” Bowman said. “I think he’s been great to me, but I think it’s the best thing for him, to get out of Stillwater for a little bit.

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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