North Texas quarterback Austin Aune is not like most quarterbacks. He threw for an incredible 3,347 yards and 33 touchdowns in the 2022 season and announced Thursday that he would be entering the transfer portal.

Here’s what sets him apart. Aune is nearly a decade older than the average college player at 29 years old. 2023 will be his 5th season in college football and, assuming he lands a starting job somewhere, will be 30 by the end of next season.

When North Texas faced off against Western Kentucky on Oct. 29, Aune was 2 years older than the Hilltoppers’ offensive coordinator.

Aune was a 3-star prospect out of high school in 2012 and an excellent baseball player. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2012 MLB Draft and spent an incredible 6 seasons in the minor leagues before committing to Arkansas. Aune was essentially forced to transfer when he found himself in the middle of a crowded QB room.

He redshirted in 2018 and made his first career start in 2020. Aune is currently the oldest starting quarterback in College Football.