South Carolina QB Chris Smelley Transferring

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Friday Jan. 9, 2009
Columbia, SC--University of South Carolina quarterback Chris Smelley will transfer to another school to pursue a career in baseball, it was announced Friday.

"It's been a difficult decision, something I've been thinking and praying about for awhile" said Smelley. "I'm leaving South Carolina with a lot of memories and great relationships that will last a lifetime. I'm going to play baseball at another school that I'm still deciding on."

Smelley is a redshirt sophomore, played in 21 games for the Gamecocks during his career. He was 5 and 4 as a starter in 2008 and 9 and 6 in 15 career starts. He completed 169 of 302 passes for 1,922 yards and 14 touchdowns and 15 interceptions during the 2008 campaign. He was named SEC Offensive player of the week after the Gamecock win over Ole Miss.