Patrick Towles will transfer from UK

11/29/2015 03:22 PM

UK quarterback Patrick Towles announced Sunday that he will transfer from the school. In a message posted on Twitter, Towles wrote:

I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve my childhood dream of playing quarterback for the WildCats. The last four years have been ones that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. Although I wish my time here in Lexington could have ended another way, I’m eternally grateful. I’ve decided to transfer to play my fifth year at another university. Thank you to Coach Stoops, Coach Dawson, Mitch Barnhart, my teammates, the Big Blue Nation and the entire Kentucky Athletics Department for allowing me to achieve my lifelong dream. I will truly bleed blue til the day I die.

In a statement, Mark Stoops said, “I thank Patrick for everything he’s done for our team. I understand his decision and support him. He truly gave everything he had and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Towles threw for 9 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season after finishing 2014, his first year as the starter, with 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. For his career, he threw for 5,099 yards.

He will graduate with a political science degree in December.


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