Report: Former Nebraska QB, Louisville commit Luke McCaffrey transferring to G5 program
Luke McCaffrey has reportedly found a new home.
Monday, Sam Khan Jr. of The Athletic reported that McCaffrey will be transferring to Rice to continue his college football career. The news comes just days after it was reported he had entered the transfer portal for a second time this offseason.
McCaffrey opted for the NCAA transfer portal following Nebraska’s 2020 season. He initially committed to Louisville, but after just a week on campus he decided to explore his options again.
Former Nebraska, Louisville QB Luke McCaffrey is transferring to Rice, a source tells @TheAthletic.
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) June 14, 2021
McCaffrey spent two seasons at Nebraska, playing in 11 games for the Huskers. He threw for 608 yards, rushed for 530 and accounted for 7 total touchdowns. A redshirt freshman in 2020, McCaffrey was brought in to replace Adrian Martinez as the starter in Nebraska’s win over Penn State, the first victory of the season.
As Nebraska’s offense continued to run into bumps, McCaffrey was used at times throughout the season while Martinez was the primary starter. It was likely that Martinez would be the No. 1 guy again in 2021, which is probably what sparked McCaffrey’s decision to leave.
Head coach Scott Frost said that McCaffrey was “the future” of Nebraska’s quarterback position, but it didn’t come soon enough.
Now, McCaffrey will be heading to Rice to compete for the starting job and a chance to be QB1 immediately for the Owls.