Junior Quarterback Darell Garretson Leaves Utah State Football Team

Utah State quarterback Darell Garretson (6) celebrates after Utah State wide receiver Bruce Natson scored a touchdown against UNLV in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. Utah State won 28-24. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

LOGAN, Utah – Junior quarterback Darell Garretson has left the Utah State football program it was announced Tuesday by Aggie head coach Matt Wells.

“We thank Darell for his contributions to Utah State football the past two years and wish him the best in the future,” said Wells.

Garretson played in just five games during his sophomore season before missing the rest of the year with a wrist injury. He finished the season completing 91-of-135 passes (.674) for 1,140 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions, while adding four rushing yards on 17 carries (0.2 ypr) with two touchdowns. He led the team in completions (91), attempts (135), passing yards (1,140) and passing touchdowns (8).

As a sophomore, Garretson was named the Mountain West and College Sports Madness’ Offensive Player of the Week following Utah State’s 35-20 road win at No. 18 BYU as he was 19-of-25 passing for a season-high 321 yards and a season-best three touchdowns, to go along with a 5-yard touchdown run.

As a freshman in 2013, Garretson played in eight games, including starting the final seven and set the Utah State record by winning his first five starts and ended the season with a 6-1 record. He also set the USU freshman record for passing yards in a game with 370, as he was 28-of-41 passing with three touchdowns, all of which are career-highs, in a 47-10 home win against Hawai’i. Garretson ended his freshman campaign by helping lead USU to a 21-14 win against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. He finished the year completing 126-of-209 passes (.603) for 1,446 yards (180.8 ypg) with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions, as those passing yards are a USU freshman record.

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