|Patrick Towles and Jared Lorenzen at the first ever Mark vs. Food contest in 2009. FTM file.|
Today, he announced his future plans.
He will be transferring to Boston College, where he hope to become a starter and continue his career in the NFL.
Towles, a Highlands graduate and Mr. Kentucky football, will have a year of eligibility left and will be able to play immediately as a graduate student. He accounted for more than 3,000 yards total offense last season, joining Tim Couch, Dusty Bonner and Jared Lorenzen as the only players in school history to top the 3,000-yard mark in their first season as a starter.
Towles redshirted his sophomore year, after playing five games during his freshman year. He threw for 2,148 yards this year and 5,099 in his career at Kentucky. He ended up with 29 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions. He also rushed for 11 touchdowns.
Towles posted a message on his Instagram, confirming his decision to transfer.
@patty_ice14: I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve my childhood dream of playing quarterback for the WildCats. The last four years have been ones that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. Although I wish my time here in Lexington could have ended another way, I’m eternally grateful. I’ve decided to transfer to play my fifth year at another university. Thank you to Coach Stoops, Coach Dawson, Mitch Barnhart, my teammates, the Big Blue Nation and the entire Kentucky Athletics Department for allowing me to achieve my lifelong dream. I will truly bleed blue til the day I die.
Good luck, Patrick.