QB Sam Noyer heads to Oregon State for final season

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FILE - Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer (4) looks to pass against Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, file photo. Noyer has entered the transfer portal for a second time to close a career in Boulder that included three head coaches and a brief switch to safety. Noyer led the Buffaloes to a 4-2 record last season under first-year Colorado coach Karl Dorrell and a berth in the Alamo Bowl.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Former Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer will use his final year of eligibility at Oregon State.

Noyer, who is from Beaverton, Oregon, announced his move on Twitter on Friday.

Noyer threw for 1,101 yards and six touchdowns in six starts last year for Colorado, which went 4-2 in the abbreviated Pac-12 season. He also rushed for 208 yards and five TDs.

With the Beavers, Noyer is expected to compete with redshirt junior Tristan Gebbia and sophomore Chance Nolan.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound QB also thanked the Buffaloes.

''From an 18-year-old kid to a 23-year-old adult, I have learned so much from this city, this institution and most importantly, this football program. I have met lifelong friends and made memories that I will cherish forever,'' he wrote. ''It was truly an honor to wear `Colorado' across my chest.''

Noyer played at safety for the Buffaloes in 2019 before returning to quarterback last season.


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