New Mexico State QB Andrew Manley granted release from scholarship

Wednesday May 8th, 2013

(John Reed/US Presswire) After passing for 2,764 yards in 2012, Andrew Manley will transfer from New Mexico State. (John Reed/US Presswire)

By Zac Ellis

The quarterback who started all 12 games for New Mexico State in 2012 will transfer from the program. Redshirt junior Andrew Manley has been granted his release by head coach Doug Martin, the school announced on Wednesday.

“We wish Andrew all the best,” Martin said. “Obviously with all the changes in the offensive system he didn’t fit in as well the way he may have in the past. The competition at quarterback was going to be tougher for him this season, as well as some of the family matters he has, he wanted to get closer to home. We support Andrew and his decision.”

Manley completed 53.9 percent of his passes for 2,764 yards and 18 touchdowns last year. The latter two totals ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in New Mexico State single-season history. This spring, Manley competed in a three-way quarterback competition with Travaughn Colwell and Andrew McDonald. He'll have to sit out a year to regain eligibility upon moving to another FBS program.

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