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Colorado’s Sam Noyer, who played safety this year after three years at quarterback, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Colorado quarterback Noyer went 13-for-15 for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game in April.

Colorado safety Sam Noyer has elected to put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, as he seeks an opportunity to play elsewhere next year.

Noyer, who graduates this year, will have one year to play and he will be eligible next fall at a new school.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Noyer came to CU from Beaverton (Ore.) High School in the 2016 class and he spent his first three years with the program playing quarterback.

Late in preseason camp in August, he accepted a move to safety, where the Buffs believed his athleticism would be asset for depth. Noyer played in four games on defense this season, seeing the field for 24 snaps, but did not record any statistics.

It’s possible Noyer will seek a return to quarterback at a new school.

After redshirting in 2016, Noyer was a backup quarterback for the Buffs in 2017 and 2018. In his career, he completed 21 of 41 passes (51.2 percent) for 179 yards and two interceptions. All of his appearances came in relief of starter Steven Montez.

A three-sport athlete in high school, where he also excelled in basketball and baseball, Noyer threw for 7,235 yards and 69 touchdowns during his prep football career.