Senior wide receiver George Rushing announced on Thursday morning that he plans to transfer from the Wisconsin Badgers.
Rushing did not play during the 2017 season after suffering a left leg injury during fall camp. He was taken off the injury list back in mid-November but was not with the team, according to head coach Paul Chryst.
“I want to thank the University of Wisconsin-Madison for all the great experiences and great people I have met throughout my time here.,” Rushing said in a statement posted on Twitter. “This year did not go as planned, but coming to this University was on of the best decisions I made in my life - not only as a football player but as a man. I want to thank my coaches, teammates, and every person that has influenced me to become the man I am today. I am graduate-transferring after the spring semester. This was a very difficult decision, and my heart will always love the Badgers - but after talking it over with people I consider important to me, I felt like this was the best decision for my life.”
The 6’1, 200-pound Rushing played in 39 career games with one start, but only recorded 18 receptions for 208 yards with 40 rushing yards on seven attempts.
Chryst confirmed back on Nov. 16 that Rushing, who did not redshirt in his three years prior in Madison, is graduating but at the time had not discussed the receiver’s future.
Rushing will be a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining to play for another program.