Spencer Sanders started all four seasons he spent at Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys' quarterback joined the college football free agency craze on Monday.
Sanders said he hit the transfer portal on Monday as part of a social media statement. Sanders threw for 9,553 yards and 67 TDs in four seasons with the Cowboys.
"It is with a very heavy heart that I am announcing my decision to enter the transfer portal," Sanders posted. "And in the spirit of the "Cowboy Culture" I wanted everyone to hear it directly from me. I appreciate all that Cowboy fans and the Oklahoma State family have given to my family and me in these memory-filled five years. The relationships, education and endless support are something that will stay with me forever. I hope that everyone will respect this massive decision and support me in my next chapter of life."
He threw four interceptions in the Bedlam Rivalry game against Oklahoma while playing through a shoulder injury. Sanders attempted 67 passes in the loss.
Sanders was forced to the bench for two games, when head coach Mike Gundy turned to Garret Rangel and then to his son, Gunnar Gundy, a redshirt freshman.
OSU coach Mike Gundy said at the time Sanders was underappreciated. Looking forward to the possibility of life without Sanders in October, Gundy said "he'll be hard to replace."
--Field Level Media