Former Fresno State quarterback Zack Greenlee is transferring to UTEP.
“Very blessed to say I will be transferring to UTEP at the end of the semester,” Greenlee tweeted.
Once considered the heir apparent to Derek Carr after coming to Fresno State rated as the No. 9 quarterback prospect in the nation in 2012, Greenlee struggled to provided stability and leadership over the past two seasons.
Greenlee left the Bulldogs football program in January.
Then in the middle of the 2015 season, Greenlee was arrested for public drunkenness.
Greenlee finished his Bulldogs career having started seven of 10 games played.
14 to 6 Zack Greenlee’s touchdown-to-interception ratio. He, however, completed just 46.7 percent of his career passes.
He completed 92 of 197 passes (46.7 percent) for 1,079 yards and 14 touchdowns to six interceptions in his career. In seven games last season (five as a starter), he completed 74 of 156 passes for a team-high 866 yards and 13 touchdowns to six interceptions.
The Bulldogs circulated through four quarterbacks last season while trying to find a steady passer. Fresno State finished 121st in total offense (315.2 total yards per game), 107th in scoring (22.3 points) and 107th in passing yards (178.3).
Greenlee, who is expected to transfer as a graduate student, will have two years of eligibility remaining.
UTEP (5-7, 3-5 last season) finished tied for second to last in Conference USA’s West Division.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Greenlee is expected to join the Miners’ open quarterback competition. The Miners averaged 195.5 passing yards per game last year.
What Fresno State had in Zack Greenlee
Zack Greenlee stats
- Started: Seven games, including five in 2015
- Last season: Completed 74 of 156 passes for a team-high 866 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions
- Career stats: 10 games played, 46.7 percent completion (92 of 197), 1,079 yards, 14 touchdowns, six interceptions