The Times West Virginian

May 1, 2013

Trickett announces transfer to WVU

By Bob Hertzel
For the Times West Virginian

MORGANTOWN — Former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett has confirmed via Twitter a report in the Orlando Sentinel that he will transfer to West Virginia University and be eligible to play this season.

Trickett is due to graduate Florida State this month, which will leave eligible to play at WVU immediately without sitting out a year.

Trickett announced he would transfer in April after losing a battle for the starting quarterback job at FSU to redshirt freshman Jamie Winston. He had been backup to E.J. Manuel last season.

Trickett is from Preston County and the son of Rick Trickett, former offensive line coach at WVU.

He will have to beat out junior Paul Millard and redshirt freshman Ford Childress to earn the job of replacing Geno Smith in Dana Holgorsen’s Air Raid attack but he comes with a great deal of experience and proven ability, which Millard and Childress lack.

He finished his Florida State career with 947 yards passing and seven touchdowns in 17 total games.

His most memorable performance came as an emergency starter at Clemson as a redshirt freshman. Trickett threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns in the Seminoles' 35-30 loss to the eventual ACC champions.

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