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Pitt QB to transfer

Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik will pursue a graduate transfer upon receiving his degree at the end of the spring semester, head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Monday.

“Chad has been a tremendous leader and teammate during his Pitt career, and certainly during the year I had the opportunity to coach him,” Narduzzi said. “We wish him the very best and will help him any way we can as he maps out his future pursuits. We will always consider him a Pitt Man. His contributions have been invaluable to what we are building here.”

Voytik started for the Panthers as a sophomore in 2014, completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,233 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 466 yards and three scores. The Cleveland, Tennessee, native entered this fall as the starter but was relegated to backup duties after junior Nate Peterman took over as the No. 1 quarterback against Iowa in the third game of the season.

“I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to attend and play for the University of Pittsburgh,” Voytik said. “I am blessed to have met some amazing people along the way: teammates that I’ll always be friends with, coaches that made me a better player and person, and fans that offered a tremendous amount of support. Pittsburgh will always be my second home.”