NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Lumberjacks got a major boost to their roster this spring with TCU quarterback transfer Foster Sawyer.
Standing at 6-5, 230 pounds, Sawyer spent three seasons with the Horned Frogs. He played in 12 games and made two starts. The quarterback threw for 433 yards and three touchdowns during his time at TCU. His first collegiate game he played in was against SFA when the two teams met in 2015.
After redshirting his freshmen season in 2014, Sawyer experienced the Kenny Hill transfer while in Ft. Worth. With that job taken, the opportunity at SFA shined brighter than ever with the graduation of former quarterback Zach Conque.
The transition for Sawyer is going well with a spring now under his belt in the Lumberjack system. He said it's helped that both programs have similar offensive schemes.
"Both programs share a lot of similarities, even just with the idea of competing. That's why we're out here. We're here to compete and so I'm just here to do my part, compete on the field and off the field as far as making good social decisions," said Sawyer. "I'm just bringing what I can and doing my job and my part of helping this team win a championship. That's the ultimate goal."
"He brings a tremendous arm talent but he's learning a new system and new terminology," said SFA head football coach Clint Conque. "There's no question that he has the ability. He has Big 12 experience and he's really stepped up. He really looks like he has big-time potential to lead our offense."
Sawyer will have explosive targets around him this upcoming fall. Receivers Frank Iheanacho and Terian Goree transferred to the SFA this spring. Iheanacho comes to Nacogdoches after three seasons at Texas A&M. Goree, a Carthage native, has returned to his East Texas roots after three seasons with the Mean Green at the University of North Texas.