Kentucky QB Whitlow to transfer

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Updated: 4/16 6:26 pm

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky coach Mark Stoops announced Wednesday that quarterback Jalen Whitlow will transfer.

"We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him," Stoops said. "I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team during his time at Kentucky. I want everyone to understand how hard he has worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here."

In 2013, Whitlow started eight games. He completed 98-of-159 passes for 1,033 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 457 yards and six scores.

As a true freshman in 2012, Whitlow started seven games and connected on 87- of-161 passes for 801 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 206 yards and three scores.

"I appreciate the University of Kentucky and what the coaching staff and administration have done for me," Whitlow said. "I also thank the community and the fan support I have received here. I wish the coaches and my teammates the best of luck."

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