First Mayfield, now Brewer: Tech loses another QB

Posted January 15th, 2014


Michael Brewer has become the second former Lake Travis quarterback to transfer out of Texas Tech in the past two months.

Brewer will leave the Red Raiders after the spring semester, reported this morning. Texas Tech confirmed the report.

Brewer is scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in university studies.


“I am honored to receive my degree from Texas Tech and will always call this university home,” Brewer said in a statement. “Lubbock has been nothing but great to me and my family and we will always appreciate that.”

Brewer was in position to be the starting quarterback heading into his sophomore season this past fall, but an injury sidelined him and Baker Mayfield, another former Lake Travis quarterback, won the job as a true freshman walk-on.

Brewer, the son of former Longhorns quarterback Robert Brewer, played in four games last fall, going 7 of 10 for 65 yards and a touchdown.

As a freshman in 2011, Brewer played in nine games and went 34 of 48 for 375 passing yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He made his Texas Tech debut on Sept. 1 that season, going 10 of 13 for 122 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against Northwestern State.

At Lake Travis, Brewer led the Cavaliers to state championships in 2009 and 2010.

“The decision to transfer was well thought out by my family and myself and was one of the toughest of my life,” Brewer said. “I feel it’s the right decision for me moving forward. As always, Guns Up!”

Brewer’s departure means Lake Travis’ last three quarterbacks — Mayfield, Brewer and Garrett Gilbert — all ended up transferring out of the college they signed with. Garrett, who was the No. 1 recruit in the state five years ago, signed with Texas but ended up transferring to SMU during the 2011 season. Mayfield announced his transfer in December, before the Red Raiders’ bowl game.

Mayfield cited a “miscommunication” with Kingsbury as the reason for his decision to transfer. He enrolled at Oklahoma in the spring semester, but Texas Tech denied his appeal earlier this month to avoid giving up a year of eligibility at Oklahoma.

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