Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson will transfer

Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson will transfer

Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson, who started 11 games for the Hoosiers in the past three seasons, will not return to the program in 2014 and will transfer.

Head coach Kevin Wilson revealed the news Wednesday afternoon.

“We appreciate and thank Tre for his contributions to our football program both on and off the field,” Wilson said in a release. “He is an outstanding player and a great young man. We wish him well as he moves forward with his career.”

Roberson became the first true freshman to start at quarterback for IU in 2011 when he started five games. In nine total games played, Roberson for 937 yards and ran for 426 that season. He entered the 2012 campaign as the team’s starter, but suffered a season-ending leg injury in week two at Massachusetts and received a medical redshirt.

He returned as a redshirt sophomore 2013 and split starting quarterback duties with Nate Sudfeld. He appeared in all 12 of the Hoosiers’ games and started four times, throwing for 1,128 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Additionally, he ran for 423 yards and five touchdowns.

“I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and Indiana University for all of their support over the last three years,” Roberson said. “My time in Bloomington will always hold a special place in my heart. I wish everyone at IU all the best as I move on to the next chapter in my life.”

Roberson competed with Sudfeld for the starting role during spring practice, but no starter was ever officially named by Wilson. Sudfeld, who will be a junior next year, led the Hoosiers with 2,523 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. He also threw nine interceptions.

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