Ryan Katz Granted Release from OSU
November 27, 2011, 6:46 pm
Corvallis – Oregon State University head football Mike Riley announced Sunday that quarterback Ryan Katz has requested and been granted a release so that he can pursue opportunities in education and football at another university if he so desires.
Katz, who recently completed his redshirt junior season, is on track to graduate from OSU in March with a degree in business finance. He graduated from Santa Monica (Cal.) High School in March of 2008 and arrived on the OSU campus in time for spring practice of that season. As an anticipated March graduate of OSU, Katz will have the opportunity to become immediately eligible to play the 2012 season at any institution outside the Pac-12 Conference provided that he is pursuing post-graduate studies during his senior season.
“After discussing this issue with my family I have decided to seek other academic and athletic opportunities,” Katz said. “I have been granted my release from Oregon State and I plan to transfer as a graduate student with one year of eligibility remaining. I have considered Corvallis home for the past four years and it's been filled with many experiences and life lessons. I want to thank all my supporters and I look forward to writing the next chapter of my story.”
Katz played in 18 games for his OSU career, starting 14 contests. He completed 239 of 406 pass attempts for 2,722 yards and 19 touchdowns.
“I want to thank Ryan for his contributions at Oregon State and he leaves our school with my utmost respect,” Riley said. “Everybody associated with the Oregon State football program wishes him great success in his future endeavors.”