BLOOMINGTON – Indiana’s two-quarterback system that they have used for the majority of the last two seasons will not happen for a third time.
On Wednesday afternoon, head coach Kevin Wilson announced that quarterback Tre Roberson will not return to the team for the 2014 season and will seek a transfer. Roberson, the 2010 Indiana Mr. Football, was expected to either start for the Hoosiers or share the quarterbacking duties with Nate Sudfeld.
“We appreciate and thank Tre for his contributions to our football program both on and off the field,” Wilson said in a statement released by the university. “He is an outstanding player and a great young man. We wish him well as he moves forward with his career.”
Roberson also had his own statement in the school release which said: “I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and Indiana University for all of their support over the last three years,” Roberson said. “My time in Bloomington will always hold a special place in my heart.
“I wish everyone at IU all the best as I move on to the next chapter in my life.”
Roberson came to Indiana initially recruited by head coach Bill Lynch. But the day after he led Lawrence Central to the Class 5A state championship, Lynch was fired by IU and was replaced by Wilson. Even with the change, Roberson was still able to earn significant playing time and became the first true freshman in program history to start.
A broken leg against UMass ended his 2012 season early in September but Roberson was able to rebound quickly in 2013. In 12 games he threw for 1,128 yards with 15 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions while splitting time with Sudfeld. Roberson also added a rushing attack to the position as he gained 423 yards and scored five touchdowns, averaging five yards per carry.