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Arizona football: Anu Solomon announces he will transfer

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The Anu Solomon era at Arizona has come to an end

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon will transfer elsewhere for his senior season, he announced Tuesday on Instagram.

“I first want to take this opportunity to thank Arizona Football for making me the man I am today, especially Coach Rodriquez & the Rodriguez family, Greg Byrne, the entire administration and staff, and of course the die-hard fans for absolutely everything to make my past 4 years at The University of Arizona worthwhile and unforgettable,” he wrote.

“God has a plan for me. I’ve prayed for direction, patience, and knowledge to know when it comes, and it is with a heavy heart to announce that I am transferring from The University of Arizona. Through much adversity, I will never forget those who supported me, stuck by me, and believed in me; God, my family, my girlfriend, and close friends. From highs and lows, and the unlucky injuries I suffered from the past 2 seasons, I am blessed to have a fresh start at another program to finish out my senior year. Thank you Tucson, & GOD BLESS!”

Solomon is slated to graduate from Arizona this academic year, which will allow him to transfer to any school and be eligible to play immediately, though it is unclear where he is headed.

UNLV seems like a possible option given Solomon’s former high school coach at Bishop Gorman, Tony Sanchez, is now the head coach of the Rebels. Hawai’i is another school that seems like it would be at the top of the list.

For Solomon, the decision to transfer ends a rollercoaster career at Arizona. The former four-star recruit out of Las Vegas won the starting quarterback job as a redshirt freshman and broke out immediately, throwing for 3,793 yards and 28 touchdowns, putting him on pace to break every conceivable passing record at Arizona.

Anu Solomon’s career passing stats

However, his redshirt sophomore year was marred by concussions and leg injuries, which prevented him from taking the next step as a player.

Then, as a redshirt junior, Solomon beat out Brandon Dawkins for the starting quarterback job but was sidelined after the season-opening loss to BYU because of a knee injury he suffered in practice.

Solomon missed several games before getting some sparse playing time at the end of the season, but played the worst football of his career when he returned to the field.

Now, he’ll try to bounce back as the starting quarterback at another school, and we wish him the best.

Arizona will move forward at the quarterback position with Dawkins and Khalil Tate, plus incoming recruits Braxton Burmeister and Rhett Rodriguez.