QB Ramsey leaving Indiana for Northwestern

Field Level Media

March 09, 2020 at 9:32 pm.

Former Indiana starting quarterback Peyton Ramsey has decided to continue his college football career at Northwestern, he announced Monday.

As a graduate transfer, Ramsey will have one year of eligibility remaining and could join the Wildcats during spring drills. He entered the transfer portal in late January.

“Beyond excited for the next chapter. Time to get to work @NUFBFamily,” Ramsey wrote on Twitter.

In a statement he included with the post, Ramsey added, “Sometimes the road to realizing your dreams can take you in a different direction than you expected. With that being said, I would like to announce my decision to continue my playing career at Northwestern University. I am grateful to Coach Fitz (Pat Fitzgerald) and his entire staff for this opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.”

Ramsey completed 633 of 952 passes for 6,581 yards, 42 touchdowns and 23 interceptions for Indiana.

As a redshirt freshman in 2017, Ramsey started four games for the Hoosiers, then all 12 games the following season. In 2018, Ramsey completed 295 of 447 passes for 2,875 yards, with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, while leading Indiana to a 5-7 record in 2018.

Last season, he lost his starting job to Michael Penix Jr., but regained the position for the season’s final seven games after Penix was injured. He completed 204 of 300 attempts for 2,454 yards in 11 games, with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions, in 2019 as Indiana finished 8-5, losing 23-22 to Tennessee in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.

His 68 percent completion rate last season ranked second in school history and was ninth in the nation.