Oregon State’s quarterback competition has produced a starter, and now, a transfer.
Marcus McMaryion is transferring from Oregon State, the university announced Sunday.
“After much thought, consideration, and discussion with my family I would like to announce that I am transferring from Oregon State,” McMaryion said in a statement released by the school. “I want to thank the fans of Beaver Nation, the coaching and academic staff, and my teammates for a great three years. As I close this chapter of my life as a graduate, the next chapter awaits. It has been a privilege representing this program on and off the field. For my OSU brothers on the field, remain 11 strong and have a great season.”
McMaryion began spring practice by taking first-team reps in mid-February, but junior college transfer Jake Luton quickly took over the role, furthering his lead early in fall camp. The decision to name Luton starter was announced last week by coach Gary Andersen.
“Marcus has contributed much to our program on and off the field during his time here,” Andersen said in the statement released Sunday. “We support him in his decision and wish him well as he continues his career on the field and in his studies.”
The quarterback stepped into action in the second half of Oregon State’s 2016 season, completing 101 of 170 pass attempts for 1,286 yards, 10 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. His best performance came in a 42-17 win over Arizona, in which he went 16-0f-19 passing for 265 yards and 5 touchdowns. In games in which McMaryion attempted a pass, Oregon State went 2-5, with three of the losses coming by 11 points or fewer.
McMaryion will be immediately eligible to play wherever he chooses to attend, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health. He has two years of eligibility remaining, increasing his value as a transfer for prospective schools.
(UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 8)
McMaryion will transfer to Fresno State, he announced via Twitter.
— ⚡️Marcus McMaryion⚡️ (@MM2_Era) August 9, 2017