Former Indiana Quarterback Peyton Ramsey Headed to Northwestern As Graduate Transfer

By Dan Hope on March 9, 2020 at 5:10 pm
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Peyton Ramsey is on the move from one Big Ten school to another.

The former Indiana quarterback, who started 23 games for the Hoosiers over the past three seasons, announced Monday that he is transferring to Northwestern as a graduate transfer.

Ramsey played in 11 games with seven starts for Indiana last season and completed 68 percent of his passing attempts for 2,454 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions, all while helping lead Indiana to its first winning season in over a decade.

Ramsey opted to transfer from Indiana, however, because Michael Penix Jr. – who started six games for the Hoosiers last season before suffering a season-ending injury – is expected to return to the starting lineup in 2020, which would have left Ramsey to be a backup for his final season of collegiate eligibility.

At Northwestern, Ramsey will become the presumptive starter for a team that ranked dead last in the Football Bowl Subdivision with only 4.5 yards per passing attempt in 2019. Sixth-year senior T.J. Green, who suffered a season-ending foot injury in Northwestern's season opener last year, will likely be his top competition. Hunter Johnson, who transferred from Clemson and was a five-star recruit out of high school, entered last season as Northwestern's starter but struggled mightily, completing just 50 of 108 passing attempts for 432 yards and one touchdown with four interceptions.

Ohio State is not scheduled to play Northwestern in 2020.

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