Treon Harris transferring from Florida

ByEdward Aschoff ESPN logo
Monday, July 25, 2016

Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris is transferring, the school confirmed Monday.

Harris, a junior, went 9-6 as the Gators' starting quarterback, but began a transition to wide receiver before spring practice. Harris and star receiver Antonio Callaway were then suspended from the team in January. Both returned to campus to take classes and work out at the school's facility in June.

Harris would have started fall camp for the Gators at wide receiver.

Harris had a very up-and-down career at Florida. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after throwing for 1,019 yards with nine touchdowns and going 4-2 as a starter in 2014. Harris then lost his starting job to Will Grier after the first week of the 2015 season, but later reclaimed the starting title for the final eight games after Grier was suspended for taking a substance banned by the NCAA.

Harris threw for 1,676 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions last season. Harris ended the season with three straight loss, completing 43 percent of his passes with one touchdown in the process.

Harris' career was also interrupted by a few other off-field issues. Following a Harris-led comeback win over Tennessee in 2014, he was accused of sexual battery and suspended from the team. His accuser later withdrew her complaint, but Harris was suspended for Florida's game against LSU. Last season, he was suspended for the Tennessee game because of a violation of team rules.

With Harris out this spring, Florida rotated Luke Del Rio, Austin Appleby, Kyle Trask and Feleipe Franks in at quarterback. Del Rio, who transferred from Oregon State last year, will enter fall camp with a lead in the Gators' quarterback competition.