Stanford football coach David Shaw has announced that junior
quarterback Brett Nottingham plans to transfer.
Shaw said during practice Saturday that Nottingham would be
leaving the eighth-ranked Cardinal (11-2), who won the Pac-12 title
and will play Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on Jan.
Nottingham was a highly touted recruit who was the primary
backup last season to Andrew Luck, this year’s No. 1 pick in the
NFL draft who is now playing for the Indianapolis Colts. Nottingham
was beaten out for the starting job during preseason practice by
In two games this season, he completed 5 of 8 passes for 22
yards. He played in six games during 2011 and completed 5 of 8
passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. He was among the top
quarterback prospects in the nation out of Monte Vista High School
in nearby Danville.