Thanks to self-attrition, FAU’s backup battle under center has come into a little bit clearer focus.
Earlier this past week, FAU confirmed that Greg Hankerson has decided to transfer out of Charlie Partridge‘s football program. While no specific reason was given for the decision, the fact that Hankerson, who had served as the Owls’ primary backup quarterback the past two seasons, was being pushed out of that role by a pair of younger players likely played a significant role in the move.
The junior, who’s expected to move on to an FCS program and be eligible immediately, took to social media to announce the move and say his goodbyes.
its been real fau a lot of great memories wish nothing but the best for all the players and the program. Time to move on to start a new journey somewhere else
“We wish Greg the best of luck as he pursues the opportunity to get more playing time,” Partridge said in a statement.
Hankerson started two games the past two years, including the 41-0 loss to Alabama in Week 2 last year. In 142 career passes, Hankerson threw for 642 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran for 65 yards on 38 carries and caught two passes, with both of those receptions coming in 2014.
Hankerson’s departure means the backup role behind starter Jaquez Johnson will fall to either redshirt freshman Jason Driskel and true freshman Daniel Parr. Partridge and the Owls are hoping to redshirt Parr if at all possible.