The Wildcats have made a new addition to quarterback in preparation for the 2020 season following redshirt graduate Luke Anthony’s decision to transfer.
Sophomore backup quarterback Peyton Mansell announced his decision to transfer from the University of Iowa to ACU Thursday. It was just one day after he had entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Mansell announced his decision via Instagram to transfer to ACU.
“Iowa will always have a special place in my heart,” Mansell said. “I’m going to miss my teammates, and I wish nothing but the best for them.”
Mansell is originally from Texas and played football at Belton high school. In his senior season, he threw for over 2500 yards, 33 passing touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 12 games
Coming out of high school, Mansell was a three-star recruit and held offers from Iowa, Abilene Christian, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Florida Atlantic, Harvard, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Dakota State, San Diego State, North Texas and others.
In his two seasons at Iowa, he completed five of his eight passes for 83 yards and an interception. He also ran eight times for a total of 31 yards and a touchdown.
With spring training on the horizon and a depleted quarterback roster, the starting quarterback for the new season is still unknown.
Sophomore quarterback Sema’J Davis for ACU saw the field in all 12 games last season passing for 388 yards, three passing touchdowns and four interceptions. He also carried the ball 102 times for 621 yards and four touchdowns.
The Wildcats return to action at Kyle Field Sept. 5 to play Texas A&M.