POSTED: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 9:50pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 9:52pm
El Paso, TX — UTEP sophomore quarterback Blaire Sullivan announced via twitter that he is transfering from the Miners football program to Texas State, just 51 miles from his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
His twitter said "No sir I am transferring" followed by a tweet, "Going to play at Texas State!"
In 2013, Sullivan saw action after starter Jameill Showers was injured, but Sullivan was largely ineffective, throwing for one touchdown and four interceptions. Sullivan had just 355 total yards, well below his freshman accumulation of 630 total yards and four touchdowns. Sullivan was recipient of a 2012 & 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (minimum 3.75 GPA).
Notes from the UTEP website:
2012(FRESHMAN): Saw action in five games, starting two ... busted out on the scene late in the season as he finished second on the team in rushing yards (240) and ran for two scores ... completed 21-of-43 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns ... ran 19 times for a season-high 98 yards, including a season-long 40-yard dash, a trip into the end zone and completed nine passes for 155 yards in a one-point win at Southern Miss ... rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown against UCF (also threw for 79 yards) ... put up 53 yards on the ground on 10 carries and threw for 105 yards and two touchdowns at Houston ... completed a 51-yard pass against Rice.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Texas Top-300 Player by Dave Campbell's Magazine ... first team All-District and second team All-State quarterback as a senior at Central Catholic HS ... completed 112-of-217 passes (51.6 percent) for 1,876 yards and 24 touchdowns with three interceptions his senior year ... also rushed for 820 yards and 11 scores ... completed 103-of-175 passes (58.9 percent) for 1,775 yards with 20 TDs and five picks as a junior on his way to second team All-District accolades ... three-year varsity letterwinner and two-year starter at signal-caller, posting an 18-6 record with two trips to the state playoffs ... team lost to eventual state champion Plano Prestonwood his senior year ... served as student council president for all four years in high school ... member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society ... ranked third in his graduating class academically and made the Principal's List for superior achievement in the classroom ... also an Academic All-State choice ... ran track for Central Catholic High as well, competing in the 400 meters and 4x100 relay.