According to a report from Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media, Chris Laviano is transferring from Rutgers. Laviano started 18 consecutive games for the Scarlet Knights over two seasons, throwing for 2,247 yards and 16 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore and 748 yards and five touchdowns this season.
BREAKING: How does Chris Laviano truly feel as he transfers from #Rutgers? He talked for 11 minutes straight. https://t.co/yitEgvhE2U #B1G— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) November 30, 2016
In the report, Laviano talks at length about his decision to leave the program. He plans on graduating in the spring and will not be able to join his new team until the summer as a graduate transfer.
Laviano had an up and down career for the Scarlet Knights and this season was the definition of square peg in a round hole, as he did not fit into offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer’s power spread offense.
One moment that Laviano will unfortunately be remembered for is quarterbacking the Scarlet Knights to a close 31-24 loss against #4 Michigan State last season, when he threw for three touchdowns, but ended the game when he spiked the ball on fourth down.
Ultimately, he was a tough kid who played hard, but wasn’t able to sustain success at this level. Laviano joins Hayden Rettig as quarterbacks to transfer from the Rutgers program following a 2-10 season, leaving four non-senior quarterbacks on the roster.
We wish Chris Laviano the best of luck in the rest of his career.