Kansas QB Montell Cozart Transferring From Jayhawks

    Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart announced his decision to transfer away from the program after 24 games and four years with the Jayhawks.

    February 21, 2017

    Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart announced his decision to transfer away from the program after 24 games and four years with the Jayhawks. 

    After four years at Kansas, Montell Cozart is finally moving on.

    The Jayhawks quarterback announced his decision to transfer away from the program on Tuesday.

    The 6-foot-2, 196-pounder was ranked as the No. 95 quarterback in the 2013 recruiting class. In 24 games with the Jayhawks, Cozart completed 54.4 percent of his passes for 2,755 yards with 14 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He also ran for 481 yards and two scores.

    Cozart released a statement regarding his decision to leave the program.

    “The past four years of my life at the University of Kansas [have] truly been a blessing. On and off the field, it has molded me into the man that I have become. I trust and believe that God placed me here for a reason and being a child of God, I followed his plan. I want to thank all the coaches who recruited me here at Kansas, and the others whom I have encountered since being here.

    “Coach Beaty, I personally thank him for giving me the opportunity to continue to be a part of a special group of coaches and players. He exemplifies the true meaning of leadership. The passion and the drive that he comes to work with [are] like no other. I believe in his plan that he and his staff [are] putting together at the University of Kansas. Coach Riley, thank you for teaching me so much about the game and about life in such a short period. Also, thank you [to] Dr. Murphy Grant and his medical staff for their patience and incredible work. Thank you to academic support who has made my dream come true of accomplishing and achieving a bachelor’s degree.

    “Also, [thanks to] Wayne Simien for keeping my faith walk with Christ strong when things got tough and being there to lean on through the rough times. Jayhawk nation, I also want to thank you guys for being there and supporting us through the rough times but staying true and keeping the faith just as much as we did. Good times are on the way. Trust the process. Last but not least, I want to thank all my teammates. I love you, boys. I have met some of my best friends here at Kansas, and you are my brothers. I mean that with all of my heart. I want to announce that I intend to transfer from the University of Kansas. It was a tough decision that brought along a lot of prayer, sleepless nights, and meaningful talks with my family. I hope that I will still be accepted at Kansas for my time here as a Jayhawk. I will forever be a Kansas Jayhawk! Rock Chalk!”

    Cozart will be eligible for the 2017 season as a graduate transfer.

    Kansas’ 2016 roster featured five other quarterbacks, and the only other upperclassman outside of Cozart was redshirt junior Deondre Ford.

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