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Boise State football: QB Ryan Finley to transfer at end of semester

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The quarterback race is officially over with Ryan Finley electing to transfer after he earns his degree.

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State quarter Ryan Finley plans to transfer from the Broncos program after he graduates in May, the school announced Tuesday morning.

Finley was the starter heading into 2015 season and played three games before breaking his ankle, but before the injury he completed 46 of 70 passes for 485 yards, threw one touchdown and had four interceptions.

Then came true freshman Brett Rypien who had one of the best seasons in the Mountain West for a freshman as he was named first-team conference quarterback.

With Finley healthy there was not going to be a starter named between him and Rypien this spring, but it was pretty clear from who was getting snaps in practices and the spring game that Finley was not going to be the starter next year.

"We wish Ryan the best," Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin said in a released statement. "He is going to leave Boise State with a degree, and that is what this is all about."

With Finley having a degree in hand he is eligible to transfer to an FBS school and not have to sit out and he will have possibly three years of eligibility as he is applying for a medical redshirt from his injury this past year.

Rypien is now the starter and the backup roll now goes to Tommy Stuart, and there is no word on where Finley will finish his college career.