Quarterback Steven Krajewski transferring from UConn football program

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UConn quarterback Steven Krajewski passes against Vanderbilt in the first half in October.

UConn quarterback Steven Krajewski passes against Vanderbilt in the first half in October.

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Steven Krajewski, the UConn football team’s primary quarterback last season, is entering the transfer portal.

Krajewski made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday, just days after UConn completed spring practice. Penn State transfer Ta’Quan Roberson, a redshirt sophomore, worked with the first team during the Blue/White Showcase Friday night.

UConn also has redshirt freshman Tyler Phommachanh, who is recovering from torn knee ligaments, along with freshman Zion Turner from St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and redshirt sophomore Cale Millen.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing I will no longer be a Husky,” Krajewski said in his post. “Moving forward, I have entered the transfer portal with two years of eligibility and am excited to pursue new academic and athletic opportunities.

“I am extremely honored to have worn the Connecticut uniform and wish nothing but success to my fellow teammates and the program! I will always bleed blue!”

Krajewski, a Michigan native who went to high school in Georgia, appeared in 11 games for UConn last season. He passed for 1,217 yard and seven touchdown with 10 interceptions.

Jack Zergiotis, who has also transferred, began last season as the starter before Krajewski took over in the third game. Krajewski lost the job to Phommachanh, but became the starter again later in the season.

Jim Mora was asked about the quarterback position on Friday.

“I wish I could give you a good answer,” Mora said. “We’re trying to just build consistency. Sometimes the throws that look like they’re on the quarterback, aren’t. Maybe the route’s not exactly crisp, maybe there’s pressure. What I see is guys competing hard, guys that need to become more consistent and then have players around them become more consistent.”