Kansas State losing QB-turned-WR Daniel Sams to transfer

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

Former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams has decided to transfer, according to ESPN.com and his mother's comments to Rivals' Kansas State site, GoPowercat.com.

Sam's mother, Sherrell Griffin first broke the news of her son's decision transfer. The quarterback-turned-wide receiver then confirmed the news to ESPN.com.

"I just want my son to be happy," Sherrell Griffin told GoPowercat.com. “If he's there and him not playing and not using his athletic ability isn't making him happy, I'm behind him 100 percent."

Sams spent much of Monday evening on Twitter communicating with those wishing him well.

Sams split quarterbacking duties with Jake Waters in 2013, but Waters eventually took over the starting job and Sams was moved to wide receiver in spring practice. The rising junior was an effective dual-threat quarterback and finished as one of the Big 12's top 10 rushers with 807 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Kansas City Star reported that Sams "will more than likely" transfer to a FCS school, possibly looking at the options close to his home of Slidell, La.. If McNeese State, Nicholls State, Southeastern Louisiana or Southern are looking for a quarterback with two years of eligibility left, Sams might be worth a call.

Kansas State has granted Sams a conditional release to contact any FCS school with the exception of Stephen F. Austin, which will be an opponent for the Wildcats in 2014. The release does not allow Sams to transfer to another FBS school.

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