Former Nebraska QB Patrick O'Brien announces transfer decision
Patrick O’Brien’s college football career has been quite the journey. Now, that journey will continue in a new home.
The former Nebraska Husker turned Colorado State Ram is heading even further west. He announced on Thursday that he is heading to the Pac-12 and the Washington Huskies.
Everyone’s journey is different and my college experience has taken me to some incredible places. I am so thankful for every opportunity that has been given to me. With that I would like to announce my commitment to the University of Washington.#GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/aVS5nSZgcv
— Patrick O'Brien (@oneandonlyPOB) December 31, 2020
O’Brien went into Lincoln with high expectations as a four-star pocket passer. As a backup in 2017, he made four appearances and threw for 192 yards.
After 2017, O’Brien made the decision to head to Fort Collins and suit up for the Rams. In his third season at Colorado State, O’Brien completed 56.3 percent of his passes in four games and combined for five total touchdowns and two interceptions. The year prior, O’Brien appeared in 11 games, throwing for 2,803 yards and 13 touchdowns.
O’Brien will come into a Washington program that currently has just two other scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. He becomes the second graduate transfer quarterback to join the Huskies in as many seasons. Former Sacramento State quarterback Kevin Thomson transferred into the program for the 2020 season but opted not to play and now has his sights on the NFL Draft.