Bulldog Quarterback Zack Greenlee to Leave Fresno State Football Team Print
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Monday, 25 January 2016 04:54
FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced Sunday that quarterback Zack Greenlee has been granted a release from the Bulldog football program. Greenlee, who is majoring in mass communications and journalism, will finish out the spring academic semester at Fresno State and seek another institution to transfer to.


Fresno State’s policy on granting transfer releases is that student-athletes are not allowed to transfer to another school in the conference or three other schools of the coaches choosing.  “I am very thankful for the dedication that Zack brought to our program,” head coach Tim DeRuyter said. “He was a good teammate and a good player to coach. He now wishes to pursue other avenues with his education and football career and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”



Greenlee was Fresno State’s opening day starter last season and ended up playing in seven games with five starts. He led the team in passing with 866 yards, completing 74 of his 156 pass attempts with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2015.


The Stockton, California (Lincoln HS) native arrived at Fresno State in 2013 and played in 10 games (six total starts) in his career as a Bulldog, throwing for a total of 1,079 yards with 14 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 46.7 completion percentage.


Fresno State will enter spring football, which begins on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with three quarterbacks on the roster who all started at least one game last season.


Sophomore-to-be Kilton Anderson played in eight games and made five starts last year, throwing for 817 yards with two touchdowns while also rushing for 211 yards and five touchdowns – the most rushing touchdowns by a Bulldog quarterback in a season since 2001.


Ford Childress, who enters his senior season, made one start last year in week four at San Jose State before suffering an internal injury that caused him to miss the remainder of the year.


Chason Virgil started the week three contest against No. 21 Utah as a true freshman last year, but suffered a season-ending injury in that game. Fresno State will apply for a medical redshirt for Virgil to get that year of eligibility back and leave him with four remaining seasons of playing eligibility.