Alex Delton to transfer from Kansas State following graduation

Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton (5) celebrates with wide receivers Dalton Schoen (83) and Zach Reuter (15) after Delton ran the ball for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 21-17. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (KWCH) -- Alex Delton, a Hays native, announced he will be transferring from Kansas State University upon graduation in December.

The redshirt junior and team captain made the announcement on his personal Twitter account Tuesday morning. Due to graduate transfer rules, Delton will be available to play immediately at his next school.

Delton played in 20 games for the Wildcats over his tenure in Manhattan, making six starts. His most well-known moment was coming off the bench to lead Kansas State to a Cactus Bowl victory in 2017 over UCLA, a game that saw him rush for 158 yards and take home offensive MVP honors.

In 2018, he was unable to beat out Skylar Thompson for the starting QB job but Bill Snyder still named him a team captain for the season. Delton still made two starts over his final season in Manhattan, including leading the Wildcats to a come from behind win over Kansas in this year's Sunflower Showdown.

Delton's announcement comes two days after coach Bill Snyder announced his retirement from the school.