Chris Laviano made the move from Rutgers to San Diego State as a grad transfer just three months ago. Now, with the season around the corner, he is set to leave the program.
According to Aztecs head coach Rocky Long, Laviano has decided to leave the San Diego State football team in order to transfer elsewhere in hopes of playing lacrosse. His brother, Mikey, currently plays lacrosse at Boston University.
Laviano’s decision to leave San Diego State comes after failing to unseat Christian Chapman as the starting quarterback.
“He came to me and said he wanted his release so he could transfer somewhere to play lacrosse,” Long said, via Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“I guess he was a good lacrosse player in high school. His lacrosse coach told him he can get him a full-ride Division II scholarship from five or six places close to home. He might even be able to get him a Division I scholarship.”
Laviano finishes his college football career with 3,102 yards, 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His most productive year came in 2015 where he tossed 2,247 yards and 16 touchdowns.
San Diego State, meanwhile, must turn its attention to Saturday’s season opener against UC Davis.
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