Vincent Testaverde Jr. Transferring Out of Texas Tech


It wouldn’t be the college football offseason in Lubbock without yet another Texas Tech quarterback electing to transfer; this year, it’s freshman walk-on Vincent Testaverde Jr.

While perusing the Red Raider football roster last night I noticed that Testaverde was conspicuous by his absence, and this morning WreckEm247 confirmed my suspicion that he would be the next in a long line of Tech quarterback transfers.

"The Tampa, Fla., resident did so to be closer to home, according to Tech Athletics spokesman Blayne Beal. Testaverde, the son of former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde, appeared in one game this season, completing 15 of 26 passes (57.7 percent) for 116 yards and one interception."

Despite his pedigree, Testaverde proved a rather poor option against Texas when Patrick Mahomes’ concussion forced him into action, and he never figured to be anything more than a third-stringer at Tech.

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Nevertheless, his departure leaves Kliff Kingsbury with one less option at a thin position, especially considering they likely won’t be adding a quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class.’s CFB 24/7 blog pegs Testaverde to seek a scholarship at either South Florida or an FCS program in order to be closer to home. I’ll never understand why these kids decide to sign with colleges so far from home in the first place only to change their minds after one year (a la Mike Mitchell), but I imagine a lack of playing time probably had something to do with Testaverde’s decision as well.