Isaiah Land, Florida A&M
Photo: SWAC

Only four days after Florida A&M linebacker Isaiah Land announced he was entering the transfer portal, he has now made it known he will remain a Rattler.

“Sticking with the FAMULY gotta finish what we started,” Land wrote on Twitter Thursday. 

In his junior season with the Rattlers, Land put on a dominant display recording 43.0 total tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks, three pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

He became the second straight HBCU player to win the Buck Buchanan award given out to the top defensive player in the FCS. In addition, he was named to the All-SWAC first team and the FCS Stats Perform All-American first team.

Also read: FAMU Buck Buchanan winner Isaiah Land enters the transfer portal

Land’s decision to enter the transfer portal was met with widespread attention leading many to speculate why he was thinking of potentially leaving FAMU.

Some theorized that his decision could be attributed to Florida A&M defensive back Markquese Bell, who many expected to be selected in the NFL draft last week but went undrafted before signing a free-agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Florida A&M was among the top defensive teams in the country only allowing 17 points per game. They finished the regular season with a 9-2 record claiming a spot in the FCS playoffs.


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