Football: Greg Hankerson to transfer (UPDATE)

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Football: Greg Hankerson to transfer (UPDATE)

Jay Warren, running back, taking a handoff from QB Greg Hankerson. [Max Jackson | Photo Editor]

Jay Warren, running back, taking a handoff from QB Greg Hankerson. [Max Jackson | Photo Editor]

Jay Warren, running back, taking a handoff from QB Greg Hankerson. [Max Jackson | Photo Editor]

Jay Warren, running back, taking a handoff from QB Greg Hankerson. [Max Jackson | Photo Editor]

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Update 6/09: Greg Hankerson has decided to continue his career at Norfolk State, according to the team website. He will be eligible to play immediately, as the Spartans are a Football Championship Subdivision program and not subject to the rules of the Football Bowl Subdivision. Both are NCAA Division I sports.

Junior backup quarterback Greg Hankerson will no longer be an Owl, according to posts on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

In the post, Hankerson thanked his teammates for the memories and wished them the best. He also stated that he was looking to start “a new journey somewhere else.”

Hankerson, who threw for 163 yards and a touchdown in eight games backing up Jaquez Johnson in 2014, saw his position on the depth chart slip in spring after redshirt freshman Jason Driskel and freshman Daniel Parr outperformed him in camp.

In 16 games during his two-year stint with the Owls, Hankerson threw for 647 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.
It was not revealed where Hankerson would go in his post. According to a tweet from the Sun Sentinel’s Nate Taylor, Driskel will become the backup for the Owls coming into fall camp, while Parr redshirts this upcoming season.