LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis announced Friday that quarterback T.J. Millweard has joined the Jayhawk program after being granted his release to transfer from UCLA. Millweard, who redshirted last season in his first year as a collegian, will have to sit out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will be eligible for competition in 2014 as a redshirt sophomore.
Millweard, a Colleyville, Texas, native, earned three letters prepping at both Nolan Catholic High SchoolÂ (sophomore and junior seasons) and All Saint's High School (senior season) in Fort Worth, Texas. Coming out of high school, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal caller was rated the nation's No. 91 player, No. 5 quarterback and No. 13 player in the state of Texas by ESPN and a four-star recruit. Scout.com tabbed him a three-star recruit, and the No. 31 quarterback in the nation, while Rivlas.com listed him as the No. 23-rated pro style quarterback in the country, the No. 90 prospect in the state of Texas and a three-start recruit.
During his senior season, Millweard completed 171-of-255 passes for 2,374 yards with 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He put together three four-touchdown pass games, in addition to serving as the team's punter. As a junior, Millweard completed 127-of-209 passes for 1,621 yards for 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions, while also rushing for 464 yards on 86 carries and four touchdowns.
Kansas will open the 2013 season on Saturday, Sept. 7, when it plays host to South Dakota at Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 800-34-HAWKS or by visiting the Kansas ticket office at KUAthletics.com.