College Football

Wisconsin QB Hornibrook leaving after 3 years as starter

(AP Photo/Matthew Putney, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook is transferring after three seasons as the starter.

Hornibrook posted Wednesday on Instagram he intends to transfer after he graduates in May. He will be immediately eligible to play.

"I would like to thank the University of Wisconsin, the football coaches, the training staff, my teammates and the fans for four great years as a Wisconsin Badger," Hornibrook said in the post.

Hornibrook started 32 games for Wisconsin and ranks third in school history in touchdown passes (47) and fifth in yards passing (5,438). He missed four games last season with a concussion, and passed for 1,532 yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Coach Paul Chryst said Hornibrook told the Wisconsin staff Wednesday he planned to leave the team.

"He contributed a lot to our recent success and we want to thank him for all he did for our program," Chryst said in a statement.

The Badgers have four scholarship quarterbacks left, but only one with significant experience. Junior Jack Coan played five games last year and passed for 515 yards and five touchdowns. Graham Mertz, a four-star freshman, has enrolled early.

The Badgers are coming off a disappointing 8-5 season after beginning the year ranked No. 4 in the country. Wisconsin opens the season at South Florida on Aug. 30.

---

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Updated February 27, 2019

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Teams Score Time
NHL
Carolina   10:30pm
Los Angeles  
Teams Score Time
American League
Houston   4:08pm
New York  
National League
St. Louis 1 F
Washington 8
St. Louis   8:05pm
Washington  
Teams Score Time
Atlanta 87 F
Miami 120
Charlotte 120 F
Memphis 99
Oklahoma City 70 F
Dallas 107
Sacramento 128 F
Utah 115
Denver 107 F
Phoenix 102
Golden State 98 F
Los Angeles 104
Boston   7:00pm
Cleveland  
Detroit   7:00pm
Philadelphia  
Minnesota   7:00pm
Indiana  
Teams Score Time
Detroit 22 F
Green Bay 20
Teams Score Time
Anaheim 2 F
Boston 4
Florida 6 F
New Jersey 4
Minnesota 2 F
Ottawa 0
St. Louis 2 F/OT
New York 3
Dallas 0 F
Buffalo 4
Colorado 6 F
Washington 3
Edmonton 1 F
Chicago 3
Minnesota   7:00pm
Toronto  
Tampa Bay   7:00pm
Montreal  
Arizona   8:00pm
Winnipeg  
Philadelphia   9:00pm
Calgary  
Detroit   10:00pm
Vancouver  
Nashville   10:00pm
Vegas  
Carolina   10:30pm
Los Angeles  
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT TALLADEGA
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 12 Ryan Blaney 9
2 6 Ryan Newman 13
3 11 Denny Hamlin 40
4 10 Aric Almirola 5
5 34 Michael McDowell 22
6 3 Austin Dillon 20
7 32 Corey Lajoie 33
8 9 Chase Elliott 1
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 7
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT DOVER
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 00 Cole Custer 3
2 7 Justin Allgaier 8
3 22 Austin Cindric 2
4 11 Justin Haley 11
5 98 Chase Briscoe 1
6 1 Michael Annett 16
7 9 Noah Gragson 7
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 17
9 8 Zane Smith 10
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT TALLADEGA
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 20 Spencer Boyd 25
2 4 Todd Gilliland 6
3 51 Riley Herbst 7
4 24 Brett Moffitt 8
5 52 Stewart Friesen 10
6 16 Austin Hill 13
7 17 Tyler Ankrum 2
8 88 Matt Crafton 1
9 2 Sheldon Creed 5