Garrett Gilbert has elected to transfer after a little more than two seasons at Texas.
He was 7-7 as the Longhorns starter, threw for 3,301 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions while at Texas. But after getting replaced against BYU after throwing first-quarter interceptions and undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery ten days later, Gilbert announced Wednesday that he had taken his last snap at Texas.
“This was a very difficult decision because I love the University of Texas and have had a great time playing there,” Gilbert said. “I can’t thank all of my teammates and everyone at Texas enough for all of their support.”
Gilbert was reportedly seen at SMU watching practice Wednesday morning, although he has not yet decided where he will transfer to. Gilbert, who will continue to take classes at Texas this fall, was granted an unconditional release from his scholarship.