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Sams transferring to McNeese State

By Joshua Kinder

Daniel Sams is on his way home.

The former Kansas State quarterback will transfer back to his home state and play at McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. — first reported by on Wednesday night.

Sams, who was granted a conditional release to attend an FCS school earlier this month, is joining a Cowboys team that was 10-3 last season, including 6-1 in the Southland Conference.

The Slidell, La., native moved to wide receiver this spring, but struggled to crack the depth chart, catching just two passes for 9 yards in the annual spring game.

Sams split time last season at quarterback with Jake Waters, but watched his playing time diminish significantly by the end of the season.

Waters emerged as the clear-cut favorite for the job going into the offseason — leading to Sams’ position change.

The junior led all Big 12 quarterbacks with 807 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, while passing for another 452 yards and four scores to go along with four interceptions last season.

Sams will be eligible to play immediately, as McNeese State opens the season on Sept. 6 at Nebraska.

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