Oklahoma lost its coach on Sunday when Lincoln Riley announced that he is taking the USC job, and now it’s lost its opening day starting quarterback and former Heisman favorite. Redshirt sophomore Spencer Rattler announced Monday on Twitter that he has entered the transfer portal.
“Sooner Nation, thank you for allowing me to be a student-athlete at this prestigious institution,” he wrote. “Thank you to every teammate and coach these last three seasons. We won several games together and made memories that I will cherish forever. Special thanks to my family and friends for your support. Thank God for the game of football. It’s the ultimate team sport and brings people and communities together unlike anything else. At this time, I would like to announce that I have decided to enter the transfer portal to continue my academic and athletic career. Thank you again, Oklahoma. I will miss you.
Rattler threw for 4,595 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in three seasons in Norman. He entered the 2021 season as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after throwing for 3,031 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2020 — his first season as the Sooners’ starting quarterback.
He started the first six games of the season before being benched vs. Texas after poor play. Caleb Williams took over and started the remaining six games under center.
Rattler was a five-star prospect and the No. 11 overall player in the Class of 2019 out of Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He was named the MVP of the prestigious Elite 11 camp prior to his senior year of high school.
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