Luke Del Rio to transfer from Oregon State

The Oregon State Beavers quarterback competition is now down to two. On Thursday, Luke Del Rio announced that he will be transferring from the program.

“I want to thank Coach Andersen for the opportunity and wish all of my former teammates the best of luck this season and in the future,” Del Rio said.

Luke Del Rio is the son of NFL head coach and former USC great Jack Del Rio. He initially committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide, but made his transfer to the Beavers program in January of 2014.

Del Rio was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA and was the top backup quarterback to Sean Mannion.

There was no reason given for Del Rio’s latest transfer.

“Luke has decided to transfer and we will support him,” Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen said in a statement. “He has handled the transition very well and has done everything asked of him. However, he feels it is time to start a new chapter in his life.”

Oregon State will now watch true freshman Seth Collins and redshirt freshman Nick Mitchell battle for the starting quarterback job.

There is no word on where Del Rio will land next.

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