Quarterback Greyson Lambert will transfer out of UVa

Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) throws a pass against Georgia Tech during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Lambert, the team's former starting quarterback and co-captain, says he is transferring from Virginia. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WAVY) – For the third straight season, Mike London will lose a starting quarterback, who will transfer out of the University of Virginia. Greyson Lambert, a redshirt junior who started nine games for the Cavaliers in 2014, announced via twitter he intends to leave the program.

“(It was) the hardest decision of my life,” said Lambert on Twitter. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound quarterback is leaving Virginia with an undergraduate degree, and will be allowed to play immediately for his remaining two seasons of eligibility, but will be allowed to transfer to any school on UVa’s 2015 schedule.

Lambert was a strong-armed, decorated pocket-passer coming out of Wayne County High School in Jesup, Ga., and was sought after by a number of big-name programs. Though he missed three games due to an ankle injury, Lambert completed 59 percent of his passes last season for 1,632 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He finished his career with 12 touchdowns and 13 picks.

He entered this Spring as no. 1 on the depth chart, but fell to backup behind Matt Johns after the team’s Spring game. With Corwin Cutler (third-stringer out of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach) announcing his intentions to transfer on Friday, UVa is down to one scholarship quarterback until freshman Nick Johns arrives in the fall.

 

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