Former Florida starting quarterback Treon Harris can now also be referred to as simply “former quarterback Treon Harris.”
That’s because the former Gators star has decided to leave the position behind at Tennessee State, according to a report from The Tennessean’s Mike Organ.
Harris will switch from quarterback–the position he played as the Gators advanced to the SEC Championship Game in 2015– to wide receiver during his final season for the FCS school located in Nashville, Tenn.
It won’t be the first time that Harris has attempted the move, as he was moved to wide receiver with the Gators in 2016 prior to his decision to transfer.
Harris served as Tennessee State’s starting quarterback for five games during the 2017 season, leading Coach Rod Reed’s Tigers to a 3-2 record in the process. But he was beaten out for the starting job in second half of the season and appears to be done for good at the position.
Tennessee State added former Minnesota quarterback Demry Croft via transfer in December. He’ll participate in spring practice and be eligible for games in the fall, per Organ, which may have been the deciding factor in Harris’ decision to change positions.
Harris finished his two-year stint at Florida with 2,695 yards passing and 18 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions. He threw for 729 yards passing with 2 touchdowns for the Tigers in 2017.