Trickett Transfers to WVU

  • By Mike Montoro
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  • May 01, 2013 02:56 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the signing of transfer quarterback Clint Trickett to an athletic grant-in-aid for the 2013-14 academic year. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“WVU football welcomes Clint Trickett home. He basically grew up in Morgantown, and I know he feels very comfortable here,” Holgorsen said. “He’s an excellent student and grew up around the game of football, which shows in his composure on the field. I am excited that he has decided to finish his career as a Mountaineer.”

Trickett, the son of former WVU assistant coach (1978-79 DL, 2001-06 Assistant Head Coach/OL) and current Florida State assistant head coach and offensive line coach, Rick Trickett, comes to West Virginia after playing his first two seasons at Florida State. He is graduating this month with a degree in social science.

“I’d like to first thank Florida State for all the things that were done for me,” Trickett said. “I’m excited now to continue my academic and athletic career at West Virginia University. Not only was it home for me, the place I grew up and the state I love, but also it’s the best fit for me athletically. I appreciate the recruitment by WVU and the other programs, which were all class acts, but it was hard for me to say no to the state and team that I grew up loving.“

Clint Trickett, QB, 6-3, 185, r-Jr., Tallahassee, Fla./Florida State University

2012: played in eight games as the backup quarterback, helping the Seminoles finish with a 12-2 record, the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and the Orange Bowl Championship … redshirt sophomore backup quarterback ... completed 16 of his first 20 passes over three games (Murray State, Savannah State, Wake Forest) … entered the game against Florida for one drive after a hard hit on starter EJ Manuel and completed 1-of-2 throws … finished the season completing 22-of-34 (64.7) for 272 yards … didn’t throw a touchdown or interception.

2011: Put up prolific numbers in his first season seeing action in nine games with two starts (Clemson, Wake Forest)...played sparingly in a reserve role in the first two games of the season versus ULM and Charleston Southern...first career pass was a 28-yard touchdown to Rashad Greene, who made the first catch of his career on the play versus ULM...connected on two more touchdowns with Greene the next week versus Charleston Southern including a 69-yarder...forced into expanded game action for first time in his career versus then No. 1 Oklahoma following EJ Manuel’s shoulder injury...came on in relief of Manuel in the third quarter against the Sooners, finishing 7-of-15 for 134 yards with one touchdown and one interception...his touchdown versus the Sooners was a 56-yard bomb to Greene, once again... threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in his first career start the following week at Clemson and connected with Greene on a touchdown for a fourth straight week...named ACC Rookie of the Week after his performance versus the Tigers... earned his second career start at Wake Forest, but was intercepted twice and lost a fumble before being replaced by Manuel late in the first half and finished 6-of-11 for 29 yards…recognized with one of two academic awards for the sophomore class at the team’s annual banquet.

2010: Redshirt season…earned an academic achievement award at the 2010 football banquet for having one of the top GPAs for his class.

PERSONAL: outstanding student who graduated early from high school with a 3.8 GPA…carried a three-star ranking from both Rivals and Scout...Rivals rated him as the No. 36 quarterback in the nation...earned All-Big Bend honors as a senior...member of the Florida Super 75 list by the Florida Times-Union and was rated the No. 3 quarterback...rated No. 8 quarterback in Florida by Bill Buchalter of the Orlando Sentinel...member of the SuperPrep All-America 290 as the 10th rated quarterback nationally...threw two touchdowns for the North team in the FACA All-Star game...completed 103 of 169 pass attempts for 1,671 yards, 21 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior...in three seasons amassed more than 5,300 passing yards and tossed 59 touchdown passes for the perennial small school state power...earned first-team 1A/1B All-State honors as a junior...won a state championship as a sophomore... had multiple offers but settled on FSU after closely considering Florida and Arkansas... born March 19, 1991.


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