BREAKING: Former Utah State QB Andrew Peasley inks with Pokes
LARAMIE -- Former Utah State quarterback Andrew Peasley announced on Twitter Thursday evening that he is heading to the University of Wyoming.
He has three years of eligibility remaining.
Peasley, a La Grande, Ore., product, appeared in 18 games -- two starts -- for the Aggies from 2018-22, including a career-best nine last fall. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior has completed 53.8% (70-fo-130) of his passes for 830 yards. He has also tossed seven touchdowns and been picked off five times in a reserve role in Logan.
The Aggies were 11-7 in games Peasley played in.
The former two-star pro-style signal caller has also proven to be elusive in the run game, rolling up 501 yards and three touchdowns on just 57 carries. Peasley broke a career-long 62-yard run in a 41-27 victory over New Mexico in 2020. He also has two runs of 59 yards in his career.
That win over the Lobos was also Peasley's best outing through the air. He completed 14-of-21 throws for 239 yards and three touchdowns. He was named Mountain West Player of the Week for his efforts.
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In last season's 44-17 loss to the Cowboys, Peasley briefly entered the game for an injured Logan Bonner and missed on both of his pass attempts. He also threw an interception to Wyoming safety Isaac White.
Peasley joins a suddenly crowded QB room in Laramie after the departures of Sean Chambers and Levi Williams, who ironically is now at Utah State. After inking Evan Svoboda last week, UW now has six quarterbacks currently on the roster, including Gavin Beerup, Hank Gibbs, Jayden Clemons and incoming freshman Caden Becker.
After Peasley announced his decision to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal on Dec. 23, Utah State teammate Cole Motes tweeted his feelings about the QB.
"Whoever lands my boy is getting an absolute dawg and a baller (for real)," he wrote. "One of the best teammates I've ever had."
Peasley accounted for 111 total touchdowns during his prep career at La Grande High School. He was also a two-time Greater Oregon League Offensive Player of the Year.
The much-anticipated meeting between the Mountain Division rivals, Utah State and Wyoming, will take place in Laramie next fall. Dates have not yet been set.
(Editor's note: The original story stated that Peasley had two years of eligibility remaining. He actually has three due to a medical redshirt and the free COVID-19 season. We regret this error.)