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NACOGDOCHES - TCU quarterback Foster Sawyer is transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University, Lumberjacks football coach Clint Conque announced on Monday.
Sawyer is enrolling for the 2017 winter semester and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Lumberjacks.
“We’re pleased to add Foster to the Lumberjack family as he brings a wealth of experience and maturity to our program,” Conque said. “Foster is a very talented player looking for the opportunity to compete at the quarterback position. He is a high character young man that will be an incredible asset to SFA football both on and off the field. We are excited to be a part of his very bright future.”
Sawyer comes to Nacogdoches after spending three seasons at TCU. After redshirting in 2014, Sawyer played in 12 games over two seasons for the Horned Frogs with a pair starts. The 6-5, 220-pound quarterback completed 37 of his 82 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns, throwing for a career-high 107 yards at Oklahoma in 2015.
The Fort Worth native was a two-year starter at All Saints Episcopal School, leading the Saints to back-to-back TAPPS state championships in 2012 and 2013. Sawyer threw for 2,725 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior, followed by a 2,867-yard, 48-touchdown performance as a senior, earning Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year honors for the DFW Super Team.
Sawyer will be expected to compete right away for the quarterback starting position following the graduation of seniors Zach Conque and Hunter Taylor of Whitehouse.