Wyoming's Austyn Carta-Samuels Transferring From Wyoming

Wyoming had a tough season with a very tough early season schedule, but now they are losing quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels has decided to leave the Wyoming program:

The transfer of Carta-Samuels leaves many questions about the Cowboys football program going into the 2011 season. In the last week the Cowboys football program has seen strong safety Shamiel Gary, kicker Ian Watts and tight end David Tooley leave the program. That does not include wide receiver David Leonard and cornerback Marcell Gipson who are seniors and are graduating.

Carta-Samuels was the 2009 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year is transferring to a junior college possibly for a year and then go back to the FBS ranks to finish off his collegiate career. He was a bright spot for the Wyoming offense with his dual threat abilities and will be missed.

Carta-Samuels was mum on why he was for leaving the program:

"There is a reason for it, but I don't want to get so much into that," Carta-Samuels said in a phone conversation Monday. "I just want to stress that Laramie has been great to me and the people of Laramie have been great to me and I appreciated my time as a Wyoming Cowboy. "I had every intention of being a player there until I graduated and it would have meant a lot to me to do that."

The quarterback position looked to be one of Wyoming's strength's moving on, but now will be a major question mark going into the spring. Carta-Samuels stats did regress in year two some, but he was still a young quarterback who had promise. The list of replacements will be from these five player below who will battle it out during spring practice.

Emory Miller
Sam Stratton
Austin Woodward
Brett Smith
Adam Pittser

None of these quarterbacks have taken a single snap at the division one level which means Wyoming might be in a scramble to find a junior college quarterback to come in and compete for the job in the fall.

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