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Texas Tech Quarterback Henry Colombi Enters Transfer Portal

Former Texas Tech quarterback Henry Colombi has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and will not return for the Red Raiders in 2022.

Prior to the Liberty Bowl matchup with Mike Leach and Mississippi State, in which Tech beat the snot out of the Bulldogs, interim head coach Sonnie Cumbie announced that Colombi was no longer with the program, calling it a “personal decision.”

Colombi started nine games for the Red Raiders, including five in 2021, and will finish his career in Lubbock with 2,356 yards, 13 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.


The senior quarterback played under former Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells at Utah State for two seasons before transferring to Texas Tech and will now look for a new program to call home for his last season of collegiate eligibility.

Here is his announcement on Wednesday afternoon via Twitter.

With Donovan Smith and Tyler Shough set to battle for the starting spot in Zach Kittley’s offense in 2022, there was hardly any room for Colombi to make his way into the argument. Smith has been as advertised this season and, when healthy, Shough could be the best quarterback on the roster. Whoever wins the gig should put up gaudy numbers next season, as Kittley’s offense at Western Kentucky was second only to Ohio State in 2021.

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