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Texas Tech QB Davis Webb will transfer, be eligible immediately

Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb has been granted his release and will transfer, he announced Wednesday.
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Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb has been granted his release and will transfer, the school announced Wednesday.

“After consulting with coach [Kliff] Kingsbury, we both agreed it would be in my best interest to pursue other opportunities to further my education and playing career. Playing football at Texas Tech was everything I hoped for and more. Texas Tech and Lubbock are special places that have provided me with a lifetime of memories and friendships,” Webb wrote.

Webb, a junior, will graduate from Texas Tech in the spring and be eligible in 2016 as a graduate transfer. He was rated as a three-star recruit out of high school. He was named the Holiday Bowl MVP as a freshman in 2013 and was named the Red Raiders’ starter afterward, which helped lead to Baker Mayfield transferring to Oklahoma. He started the first eight games of 2014, but struggled and lost the job to Patrick Mahomes. He spent the 2015 season as a backup.

“Davis Webb is the hardest working individual I’ve ever had the privilege of coaching,” Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said in a statement. “He’s a fierce competitor and an extremely talented quarterback. Wherever Davis lands, he will immediately change the outlook of that program. All Red Raider fans should be extremely proud of what he’s accomplished here in Lubbock and look forward to watching him compete next season.”

Webb leaves the Red Raiders with 5,557 career passing yards and 46 touchdowns to 22 interceptions.

Jeremy Woo