Sep 14, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) talks with quarterback Stephen Rivers (17) before a game against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers to transfer

LSU Tigers backup quarterback Stephen Rivers told reporters Wednesday that he plans on transferring to another program once the current semester ends.

Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, said he thinks he can earn more playing time elsewhere:

It’s hard, but it’s a good thing at the same time. I want to get on the field and play, which I haven’t done much since high school except for a few snaps here and there.


I had a great three years here. I haven’t got on the field as much as I wanted to, but I really enjoyed my time here. There’s no bad blood. I hate to be leaving, but sometimes you’ve got to do what’s best for you.

Because River graduates in May, he’ll be eligible to play next football season.


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