BREAKING: Levi Williams enters the transfer portal
LARAMIE — Nearly 24 hours after claiming bowl MVP honors and becoming the first quarterback in college football history to rush for 200 yards and score four touchdowns in a postseason contest, Levi Williams has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.
The move has been confirmed by multiple sources with direct knowledge of the decision.
Williams, who started the last five games of the regular season under center for the Cowboys, completed 9-of-11 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in yesterday's 52-38 victory over Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The 6-foot-5, 244 pound Canyon Lake, Texas product threw for 990 yards and nine touchdowns while leading Wyoming to a 3-3 mark in his last six starts. He also rushed for 482 yards and five more scores.
Originally a University of Houston commit, Williams signed with the Cowboys before the 2019 season. He played in the final two games of the regular season and earned his first start in the Arizona Bowl, where he threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another in a 38-17 victory over Georgia State.
Williams was inserted into the lineup in the 2020 opener at Nevada after starter Sean Chambers suffered a broken leg on the third play from scrimmage. He would start the Cowboys' final five games in the COVID-19 shortened campaign.
Williams is technically still considered a redshirt freshman and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Williams is just the second Cowboy to enter the portal since the regular season ended in late November, joining nickel back Keyon Blankenbaker.