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Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough Enters Transfer Portal

After multiple seasons with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, quarterback Tyler Shough has decided to enter the transfer portal and will try to play elsewhere for the 2024 college football season.

Shough made the announcement on his social media pages on Sunday.


Shough has dealt with injuries during all three seasons in Lubbock dating back to the Matt Wells era. His first two seasons were at Oregon. His best season came at Oregon in 2019, when he threw for nearly 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns. He could have easily broken any of his single-season records at Tech, but just couldn’t stay healthy.

Shough appeared in 15 games for Texas Tech, starting 13, and threw for 2,922 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also had 432 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground throughout his time with Texas Tech.


In a statement, Tech head coach Joey McGuire said, “On behalf of our entire program, we can’t thank Tyler Shough enough for his time as a Red Raider. Since his injury earlier this year, Tyler has been fully transparent with me and our staff on his intentions to return to the field. While he won’t be doing so as a Red Raider, he has our full support as he enters a new chapter of his playing career. During my time with Tyler, he has proven to be a strong leader in our locker room with an unmatched work ethic and knowledge of the game. Most importantly, he is a graduate of Texas Tech University and will forever be remembered for the numerous wins he helped lead this program to the past three seasons.”

The Red Raiders have a talented quarterback room. Behren Morton is a redshirt sophomore, who has proven to be a starter at the Power 5 level. Jake Strong is a four-star prospect from the 2023 class. The staff also has four-star quarterback Will Hammond committed in the 2024 class.

Texas Tech wraps up the season next week taking on the Texas Longhorns on Black Friday.

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