Iowa Football

QB Ryan Boyle transferring from Iowa

Ryan Boyle warms up during an Iowa football open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on April 7, 2017. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Ryan Boyle warms up during an Iowa football open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on April 7, 2017. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa quarterback Ryan Boyle will seek playing time elsewhere, head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Friday.

Boyle will graduate from the University of Iowa in May and thus be eligible immediately for the 2018 season at another school.

Boyle, 6-foot-1 and 208 pounds, redshirted in 2015 and saw the field in only one game after switching to wide receiver for 2016. He returned to quarterback in 2017, but was behind Nate Stanley and Tyler Wiegers.

“Ryan is a hard worker, a good teammate, and a good student,” Ferentz said in a release. “We wish Ryan academic and athletic success in the future.”

He was the captain of the INA Class 4A all-state team in 2014 after passing for 1,934 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushing for 1,124 yards and 19 touchdowns while leading West Des Moines Dowling to its second of what is now five straight state championships. He was first team all-state his junior year as well after completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,833 yards and 21 touchdowns and adding 1,332 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground.

Boyle is the second quarterback to transfer this offseason. Wiegers grad-transferred to Eastern Michigan.

Behind junior returning starter Stanley, redshirt freshman Peyton Mansell, incoming freshman Spencer Petras and junior walk-on Ryan Schmidt are the other quarterbacks on the roster.

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