Former UGA Quarterback Jacob Park Plans To Transfer From Iowa State

Former UGA Quarterback Jacob Park Plans To Transfer From Iowa State

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Former UGA Quarterback Jacob Park Plans To Transfer From Iowa State

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Former UGA Quarterback Jacob Park Plans To Transfer From Iowa State

Former Georgia 2014 four-star quarterback Jacob Park is transferring as a graduate student from Iowa State.

Jacob Park was rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the country and the top player in South Carolina when he signed with Dawgs.

According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa State has granted Park a release from his scholarship. Park took a leave absence in the middle of this season for personal reasons and after he was facing a one-game suspension after testing positive for marijuana.

From the Register’s report:

He said the challenge of balancing school, football, fatherhood and living with the mother of his child became overwhelming. Park also said he failed a drug test because of marijuana usage and was facing a one-game suspension that was supposed to have been served against Oklahoma on Oct. 7.

Park said he talked to Iowa State’s staff about his marijuana usage. The night before the suspension was supposed to be served, Iowa State announced Park had taken an indefinite leave from the team to “work through some personal health issues.”

“It was not something that was very easy to deal with when you have so much high-pressure situations that you’re being put into as I do,” Park said Monday. “And it’s a coping mechanism that I understand now is not acceptable and that I’m still working on this to this day.

Park played a good deal during his first year in Ames, becoming the starter late in the season. He  started the Cyclones’ first four games of the 2017 season. He completed nearly 60 percent of his passes for 2,971 yards, 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during his Cyclones’ career. Park will have one year of eligibility remaining. He has had his difficulties but on a very positive note, he has been able to graduate. Good luck to the former Bulldog.

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