University of Wisconsin quarterback Danny O'Brien is leaving the school just a year after transferring from Maryland, reports Fox Sports Wisconsin.
O'Brien completed 52 of 86 passes (60.5 percent) for 523 yards with three touchdowns and one interception last season. He also fumbled five times and lost three of them.
“He’s a great kid,” O’Brien’s high school coach, Todd Willert told the site. “He’ll find something. I really don’t know what his plans are right now. If it’s to keep pursuing football, obviously he still has one year of eligibility left. I’m sure if it’s to pursue football, he’ll be very successful in that. Whatever he does, he’ll be successful in. He’s just that kind of kid.
O'Brien earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors as a redshirt freshman for Maryland in 2010, but was benched the next season in favor of C.J. Brown. O’Brien then transferred from Maryland after the 2011 season and was named Wisconsin’s starting QB just before last season. Again, O’Brien was benched due to inconsistent play and was replaced by Joel Stave. He only attempted three passes in the 2013 Badgers’ spring game.