Former Arizona QB de Laura transfers to Texas St
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN
- Senior Citizen WriterJan 15, 2024, 07:49 PM ET Close College football press reporter.
- Signed up with ESPN.com in 2008.
- Graduate of Northwestern University.Quarterback Jayden de Laura, who began games at
both Arizona and Washington State, is set to move to Texas State for the 2024 season.De Laura revealed his decision on social networks. He will join a Texas State team that ranked 11th nationally in scoring this previous season and returns starter TJ Finley, who formerly played at both LSU and Auburn.De Laura, who is from Honolulu, got in the transfer portal on Dec. 28, well before Arizona coach Jedd Fisch left to take the
exact same role at Washington. He began for Fisch at Arizona throughout the 2022 season, tape-recording the third-highest death lawns total in group history (3,685) and the sixth-highest goal passes total(25). De Laura opened the 2023 season as Arizona’s starter but suffered an ankle injury in Week 4 against Stanford.Editor’s Picks
Freshman Noah Fifita changed de Laura and assisted Arizona to a 10-3 record and No. 11 finish in the AP Poll.De Laura came to Arizona from Washington State, where he earned Pac-12 Offensive Freshman Gamer of the Year honors in 2021, and passed for 2,798 backyards and 23 touchdowns while helping the group to an Alamo Bowl appearance.He has 8,489 career passing backyards with 63 touchdowns, 31 interceptions and 12 hurrying touchdowns.