LEXINGTON, Ky- Kentucky desperately needed depth at the quarterback position following Gunnar Hoak’s departure, and it looks like they found their man in Troy graduate transfer, Sawyer Smith.
Excited to announce that I'm going to spend my last seasons as a Graduate Transfer at THE University of Kentucky!! Words can't begin to explain how proud my family and I are to be apart of the #BBN @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/b223Ixk3td
— Sawyer Smith (@smittyyy22) May 13, 2019
Smith played at Troy under former Kentucky player Neal Brown and put together a nice season in a backup role. Following an injury to starting quarterback Kaleb Barker, Smith completed 63% of his passes for 1,669 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games.
Smith’s best game came in his final game at Troy. He threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns in their Dollar General Bowl win over Buffalo.
Smith will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be available to play immediately.