After a rocky season with the Wildcats, UK quarterback Patrick Towles just announced his plans to transfer from the university on his Instagram account.
The quarterback, who spent four years with the Wildcats and is a native of Fort Thomas, KY, wrote:
I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve my childhood dream of playing quarterback for the WildCats. The last four years have been ones that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. Although I wish my time here in Lexington could have ended another way, I’m eternally grateful. I’ve decided to transfer to play my fifth year at another university. Thank you to Coach Stoops, Coach Dawson, Mitch Barnhart, my teammates, the Big Blue Nation and the entire Kentucky Athletics Department for allowing me to achieve my lifelong dream. I will truly bleed blue til the day I die.
While at UK, Towles joined Tim Couch, Dusty Bonner and Jared Lorenzen as the only players in school history to top the 3,000-yard mark in their first season as a starter. Due to red shirting in 2013 his sophomore year at UK, Towles will be eligible to play immediately for the university he transfers to. The quarterback was expected to redshirt in 2012 as a true freshman but was pressed into service when injuries struck the quarterback position.
Good bye Patty Ice, you have always represented the Wildcats with class and while this year has been a difficult one, I will miss seeing my favorite Harry Potter fan out on the field. Much success to you, and please, grow out those luscious golden locks again.
The feels, they are too much right now…
I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve myâ€¦ https://t.co/LKkhAjQ4Ju
— Patrick Towles (@patty_ice14) November 29, 2015
Well I wish I were surprised about @patty_ice14 choice to leave. Proud of him for what he did at UK. He will find a great place
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) November 29, 2015
Good luck to my brother @patty_ice14 where ever he goes. Not just a great quarterback but a great person and leader. He will succeed.
— cj conrad (@cjconrad1) November 29, 2015
WOW. Patrick Towles announces he is leaving UK. Good luck, Patrick. You are a class act. Best to you in the future. https://t.co/8MHFTqf9lK
— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) November 29, 2015