Former ballyhooed recruit Sam Huard transfers to Utah

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 08 May, 2024 at 03:16 AM

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Sam Huard, a former five-star quarterback who began his career at Washington, announced he is transferring to Utah.

Huard spent two seasons with the Huskies before transferring to FCS program Cal Poly. He passed for 2,247 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season for the Mustangs.

Utah has star Cam Rising back for a seventh collegiate season after he missed all of 2023 with a serious knee injury. Huard figures to compete for a backup spot.

"Utah has an unbelievable culture and the people and the program were some things that I felt were the best for me at this point in my career," Huard told 247Sports. "To be in a great spot and to compete every day with great people around me, being in the room and learning from one of the best quarterbacks in college football while being able to have two years in a great system was a big part of it."

Huard made one start in two seasons with Washington, that coming in a 40-13 loss to Washington State in the 2021 Apple Cup. He completed 17 of 31 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in that contest.

In 2022, Michael Penix Jr. transferred in to be Washington's starter. Huard, who threw 44 total passes for the Huskies, transferred to Cal Poly after the season.

At Cal Poly, Huard passed for 483 yards in a 41-30 road loss to Sacramento State on Nov. 11. That was the second-most passing yards in a game in school history behind Seth Burford, who passed for 566 against Northern Iowa in 2000. Huard also set a school record with 37 completions in the game.

Huard is the son of Damon Huard, who played at Washington and in the NFL. His uncle, Brock, also played for the Huskies and in the NFL.

--Field Level Media