In the most dramatic instance to date of the NCAA’s transfer portal being deployed to allow athletes to switch schools without losing a year of eligibility, Princeton University has obtained star wide receiver Haydinnian Draybolt from Clemson in exchange for Professor David MacMillan, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
“This is a win-win,” says Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber. “Our football team has been in desperate need of a talented wide receiver all season, and Clemson’s roster is five-deep at that position. And although the chances of Dr. MacMillan winning another Nobel Prize are slim, Clemson gets itself a world-class chemistry professor. What’s not to love?”
Draybolt is expected to start for Princeton against Lafayette this coming Saturday, while MacMillan will take over a Chemistry 101 course for a COVID-quarantined adjunct faculty member at Clemson on October 10th.