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Fresno State football: QB Zack Greenlee will transfer

Zack Greenlee announced that he is leaving the Fresno State program at the end of the semester.

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The Fresno State quarterback situation has been unstable the past few years, and there is one player who has been part of the Quinterback™ system who is leaving the program. Former Elite 11 signal caller Zack Greenlee has made the decision to continue his football career elsewhere, and after he finishes the spring semester.

Of course there will be some restrictions on where Greenlee can play college football, and Fresno State's policy is to not allow them to go to a conference school or three other schools of the coaching staffs choice.

Greenlee was Fresno State's opening day starter this past season and played seven games which included starting five games. Despite playing in seven games he led the Bulldogs in passing with 866 yards, plus he had 13 touchdowns to jus six interceptions. His career stats came out to 1,079 yards with 14 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 46.7 completion percentage.

"I am very thankful for the dedication that Zack brought to our program," head coach Tim DeRuyter said in an emailed press release. "He was a good teammate and a good player to coach. He now wishes to pursue other avenues with his education and football career and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward."

The quarterback position is not entirely bare as there are three players who saw at least one start last year.

Kilton Anderson, who will be sophomore in 2016, played in eight games and made five starts last year. He is a mobile quarterback who rushed for 211 yards and five rushing touchdowns and he also threw for 817 yards with three passing touchdowns and five picks.

Senior-to-be Ford Childress started just one game this past year but he suffered an internal injury which caused him to miss the rest of the season after the start against San Jose State in the fourth week of the year.

Chason Virgil started against then-No. 21 Utah as a true freshman last year, but suffered a season-ending injury where he broke his clavicle in that game. He is applying for a medical redshirt to possibly get that back and thus having four years of eligibility left.

This spring there will be a three-way battle to be Fresno State's starting quarterback.