UGA Quarterback Faton Bauta Will Transfer

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UGA Quarterback Faton Bauta Will Transfer

Quarterback Faton Bauta
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
(Photo by Philip Williams)
[su_spacer size=”20″] University of Georgia quarterback Faton Bauta has decided to transfer to another institution and will not play in the Bulldogs’ upcoming bowl game.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Bauta, a 6-3, 215-pound graduate student who has junior eligibility athletically, graduated with a degree in Sport Management in May 2015. Because he is now a graduate student, Bauta will be able to transfer to any school and be available to play immediately without sitting out a year.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “In my four years at Georgia, this university and this football program have allowed me to grow as a man and as a football player,” Bauta said.  “I cannot thank Coach Richt, my coaches and my teammates enough for all they have done for me. I will always be grateful for my time in Athens, my degree from this great university and each week I spent battling with my brothers on the field.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “At this time, I feel that the best option for me is to explore a new opportunity for my final year of eligibility. But I will always be thankful for my years in red and black, for Coach Richt and the coach he has been to me.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] Bauta has played in all 12 games this year, primarily as the holder on special teams. He started at quarterback against No. 11 Florida and finished 15-for-33 for 154 yards and four interceptions. Bauta also had three rushes for four yards against the Gators.
[su_spacer size=”40″] For his career, Bauta finished 19-for-38 for 202 yards passing. On the ground, he had 13 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs (9-3) will learn their bowl destination on Sunday following this Saturday’s games.
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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.