Following Wednesday’s loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Pinstripe Bowl, Boston College Eagles’ backup (albeit starter following Anthony Brown’s injury) Darius Wade will transfer out of the program, he announced via his Instagram account Friday evening.
It is crazy to believe that 4 years have blown by already! I just want to say that I am truly grateful for the opportunity I was given here at Boston College. These four years have been very memorable and I am eternally grateful for my experiences. They have helped to shape me into the player and man that I am today. I just want to say thank you to all of my teammates who believed in me and encouraged me to strive to be better. I love you guys and could not ask for a better group of teammates, you guys really are the best! Keep balling and work to make next year better than this one because I know y’all can! Also thank you to all those who have supported me throughout my career it did not go unnoticed and I appreciate it very much. However, it sadness me to say that I will no longer be attending Boston College and will finish my last year of eligibility elsewhere. I am excited for this new opportunity, and for the chance to build off of what I have built here at BC.
Wade’s time at the Heights had its ups and downs. Wade was given the starting role for the 2015 season following Tyler Murphy’s reign as the Eagles’ starter. Wade was injured in the third game of the season against Florida State, ending the season, sending the Eagles into a quarterback controversy that lasted most of the season.
Wade was then passed over for the starting role for graduate transfer Patrick Towles for the 2016 season. Wade served as Towles’ backup for the 2016 season.
Wade then appeared to be the quarterback-in-waiting going into the 2017 season, but after a very competitive camp that led to a quarterback controversy, Steve Addazio gave the starting role to redshirt-freshman Anthony Brown. Wade, nonetheless, received playing time. Brown suffered a minor injury against Louisville, leading Wade to enter the game. Wade subsequently, along with a strong effort from freshman running back AJ Dillon, led the Eagles to one of BC’s biggest ACC victories in recent memory. Brown then played the next few games but suffered a season-ending injury against NC State, handing the starting role to Wade for the rest of the season.