Sams transferring from K-State

Emily DeShazer | The Collegian Former K-State quarterback Daniel Sams announced his intent to transfer Monday.

The Daniel Sams wide receiver experiment has come to a close. After approaching coach Bill Snyder about playing wide receiver this offseason, the Slidell, La., native has chosen to finish his collegiate career elsewhere.

D. Scott Fritchen, writer for, first broke the news after discussing the decision with Sams’ mother, Sherrell Griffin.

Sams followed by sending the following tweet at 10 p.m. on Monday evening.

“If twitter had enough characters to go on I will do that,” Sams said via Twitter. “I just wanna say I love my team, the fans, and this journey.”

Sams began his career as the backup to Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein and held the same role as starting quarterback Jake Waters claimed the job prior to last season.

The move to wide receiver was showcased at the annual spring game last
month, but Sams was limited to two catches and two punt return

The soon-to-be third-year junior would lose a year of
eligibility if he transferred to an Football Bowl Subdivision school.
However, he would be immediately eligible if he were to transfer to a
program at the Football Championship Subdivision level. His redshirt
year was used in his first year in the K-State program.

The two-year letterwinner finished his sophomore campaign with Honorable Mention-All Big 12 accolades as well as the highest rushing total ever for a Wildcat sophomore. The record-breaking performance came against Baylor with three touchdowns on 30 carries for 199 yards.