Starkel Quits as Quarterback

Quarterback Nick Starkel plays Sept. 28  in the Razorbacks’ game against Texas A&M.

Arkansas Razorback quarterback Nick Starkel announced he will leave the Razorback football program on Twitter Friday evening. The grad transfer from Texas A&M will look for other opportunities after playing one season in Fayetteville.

Starkel was one of the five different quarterbacks to start at least one game for the Hogs this season. He played in eight games total, starting in five. He led the team with 1,152 passing yards and seven touchdown passes. He also led the team in interceptions, as he threw 10 picks and completed 96 of his 179 pass attempts (53.6%) while compiling a QBR of 45.6.

His last game as a Razorback was against the LSU Tigers, where he completed three of his 10 pass attempts (30%) for 34 yards. His passing percentage was less than 50% in his last three games as a Hog, including against Kentucky, Alabama and LSU.

Because Starkel came in as a graduate transfer from Texas A&M, he will not be able to transfer to another Division-I program.

Sophomore defensive end Collin Clay also entered the transfer portal this week. Clay played in 11 games this season and racked up 11 tackles.

Safety Kamren Curl declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday.

The Razorbacks carry only three quarterbacks going into the offseason. They are freshmen John Stephen Jones and KJ Jefferson along with junior Jack Lindsey.

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