Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles plans to transfer next season, he announced on his Instagram account Sunday.
The redshirt junior finished the 2015 regular season throwing for over 2,000 yards and nine touchdowns. The 6’5”, 240-pound quarterback completed 183 of his 326 passes with 14 interceptions.
Towles started in nine games for Kentucky, but lost his starting job after the Wildcats’ 21-17 loss to Vanderbilt on Nov. 14. Redshirt freshman Drew Barker took over for Towles.
In the Instagram post, Towles thanked head coach Mark Stoops, offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, athletic director Mitch Barnhart, his teammates, the fans and the entire Kentucky athletic department.
Kentucky (5–7) fell to Louisville 38-24 on Saturday to conclude the season.
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.
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