Colorado starting quarterback Sam Noyer has entered the transfer portal with one year of eligibility remaining.
Noyer, who earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2020, informed the school Monday of his decision. Noyer entered the portal after the 2019 season but decided to stay after Karl Dorrell was named the new coach.
“I’ve obviously enjoyed my time here at CU, and deciding to come back here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” Noyer said in a statement released by the school. “The season was everything I thought it would be and more. But at the same time, I didn’t finish the season well, partly due to my shoulder injury. So now I’m looking forward to a new opportunity and a fresh start, a place where they need a veteran quarterback who has the added experience of playing on both sides of the ball.”
Noyer started all six games for the Buffaloes last season, leading them to a 4-2 record and a bowl berth. He passed for 1,101 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions.
He was also the Buffaloes’ second-leading rusher, averaging 4.0 yards per carry for 208 yards with five touchdowns.