Junior quarterback Chad Voytik will transfer out of the Pitt football program. Voytik, who is scheduled to graduate this spring semester, will be eligible to play at any other FBS program in 2016.
“Chad has been a tremendous leader and teammate during his Pitt career, and certainly during the year I had the opportunity to coach him,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said in a released statement. “We wish him the very best and will help him any way we can as he maps out his future pursuits. We will always consider him a Pitt Man. His contributions have been invaluable to what we are building here.”
After leading the Panthers in passing in 2014 with 2,233 yards and 16 touchdowns, Voytik was phased out as the top quarterback under Narduzzi with the addition of Tennessee transfer Nate Peterman. Peterman effectively ran Pitt’s offense this season and finished the season with 2,287 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Peterman pretty much assured himself he will be Pitt’s main quarterback in 2016 as well, which left little playing time likely to be available for Voytik in western PA.
As a graduate transfer, Voytik will be eligible to play immediately in 2016 at any other FBS program with a spot to fill.