Clemson Senior Quarterback Kelly Bryant to Transfer After Losing Starting Position to Freshman Trevor Lawrence

Clemson senior quarterback Kelly Bryant says he is transferring from the school, just days after coach Dabo Swinney announced that freshman Trevor Lawrence would be the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Syracuse.

Bryant started the first four games of the season, but his fate was sealed when Lawrence threw four touchdowns Saturday a win against Georgia Tech. He did not practice the last two days after Lawrence was given the starting nod.

“I feel like it’s what’s best for me and my future,” Bryant told The Greenville News. “I was just going to control what I could control and try to make the most of my opportunity, but at the end of the day, I just don’t feel like I’ve gotten a fair shot.”

Bryant can take advantage of a new NCAA rule allowing football players to play up to four games a season without losing a season of eligibility.

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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, Scooby Axson