New Mexico State starting QB Andrew Manley to transfer

New Mexico State starting QB Andrew Manley to transfer

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ndrew Manley, New Mexico State’s returning starter at quarterback, has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer.

manleyThe redshirt junior started all 12 games last season, completing 53.9% of his passes for 2,764 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 124.1. His 230.3 yards passing per game ranked fourth in the WAC and 47th in the nation.

“We wish Andrew all the best,” first-year NMSU coach Doug 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 (6-3, 225) was a 3-star recruit out of Wahiawa (Hawaii) Leilehua.

He chose the Aggies over a scholarship from the in-state Rainbow Warriors in 2010.

Photo credit: Mark Lambie / El Paso Times

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