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Colorado quarterback J.T. Shrout (5) looks to throw against Minnesota during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
Colorado quarterback JT Shrout announced on social media Tuesday his intentions to transfer. (Daily Camera file photo)

Colorado quarterback JT Shrout will put his name into the NCAA transfer portal, announcing his decision Tuesday night.

Shrout, a junior, started seven games last season for the Buffs (1-11, 1-8 Pac-12), completing 90-of-203 passes for 1,220 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions.

“I would like to thank you for all your love and support this last year,” he wrote to CU fans on social media. “You stuck with this team through it all and I’m truly grateful for my time here playing in front of you.”

After starting two games early in the year, Shrout was a backup for three games until freshman Owen McCown was injured. Shrout came off the bench to lead CU to its only win — 20-13 in overtime against California — on Oct. 15. He threw the game-winning touchdown to Montana Lemonious-Craig in overtime.

Shrout then started the next five games before missing the finale with an injury.

With new head coach Deion Sanders coming to CU and his son, Shedeur, slated to start at quarterback, it is likely Shrout will seek an opportunity to compete for a starting job elsewhere.

Shrout began his collegiate career at Tennessee (2018-20), playing in eight games, with one start. He transferred to CU in 2021 but missed that season after a knee injury in preseason camp.

Shrout will be a graduate transfer with at least one year to play. He could apply for a medical redshirt and get an additional season because of his injury in 2021.

Shrout is the fifth quarterback from the 2022 opening day roster to leave the program, including four of the five on scholarship.

Brendon Lewis (Nevada), McCown (UTSA) and Maddox Kopp (Miami-Ohio) have transferred this offseason. Walk-on James Mott has also put his name in the portal.

Redshirt sophomore Drew Carter is the only scholarship quarterback from last season still on the roster. Walk-on Colton Allen is also still with the Buffs.

Shedeur Sanders starred at Jackson State for two seasons before following his father to CU this winter. The Buffs are also adding two freshman quarterbacks: Ryan Staub and Kasen Weisman.