Beginning with his true freshman season in 2010, Pete Thomas had started 21 straight games at Colorado State before a knee injury ended his 2011 season in the ninth game of the year.
As it turns out, his CSU career has officially ended just as abruptly.
The Rams announced in a release that Thomas has withdrawn from the university and been granted a release from his scholarship. Thomas’ decision to transfer comes five weeks or so after Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain was named the Rams’ new head coach.
“We appreciate all that Pete gave to Colorado State University during his two years with us, and we wish him the best,” said a statement attributed to athletic director Jack Graham.
The word on the street is that Thomas could be headed to Vanderbilt and play for James Franklin after sitting out the 2012 season.
During his two years with the Rams, Thomas threw for nearly 4,300 yards and 18 touchdowns, although interceptions were an issue — he threw 21 in just 414 attempts. A four-star member of CSU’s 2010 recruiting class, Thomas was rated as the No. 16 pro-style QB in the country.