LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior quarterback Patrick Towles (pictured) has announced his decision to transfer from the University of Kentucky, Coach Mark Stoops has confirmed Sunday, Nov. 29.
“I thank Patrick for everything he’s done for our team,” Stoops said. “I understand his decision and support him. He truly gave everything he had and I wish him nothing but the best.”
Towles started the first 10 games of the 2015 season. His season totals featured 183 completions in 326 attempts (56.1 percent) for 2,148 yards and nine touchdowns. Towles’ career totals include 427 completions in 759 attempts (56.3 percent) for 5,099 yards and 24 TDs. He rushed for 353 net yards and 11 touchdowns.
Towles will complete his degree in political science in December. He has one season of eligibility remaining.
“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,” Towles said. “The last four years have been ones that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. Although I wish my time 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 (Shannon) Dawson, (athletics director) Mitch Barnhart, my teammates and the Big Blue Nation for allowing me to achieve my lifelong dream. I will truly bleed blue ‘til the day I die.”
Photo by Jamie H. Vaught