After Kentucky's 38-24 loss to Louisville on Saturday, redshirt-junior quarterback Patrick Towles announced that he will be transferring out of the UK football program.
Towles posted on social media that he intends on transferring to another university for his fifth year.
Towles posted on his Instagram account, "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."
“I thank Patrick for everything he’s done for our team,” Coach Mark 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.