FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Sophomore Arkansas quarterback Rafe Peavey will transfer to SMU, according to a statement he released Tuesday evening on his Twitter account.
Thank you to the state of Arkansas!! pic.twitter.com/4W1rUZokcl
— Rafe Peavey (@IThrowFootballs) August 24, 2016
Peavey — from Bolivar, Mo. — appeared in no games last season as the third-team quarterback behind starter Brandon Allen and Austin Allen.
Austin Allen won the Razorbacks’ quarterback battle in the spring over Peavey and redshirt freshmen Ty Storey and Ricky Town. Throughout fall camp, Peavey and Town have each fallen behind Storey and true freshman Cole Kelley in the race to be Allen’s backup.
Peavey didn’t play at all in the team’s final preseason scrimmage Saturday.
Arkansas spokesman Patrick Pierson had no comment on Peavey’s statement when reached Tuesday evening.