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Louisville WR Traveon Samuel Announces Transfer For Senior Season

Louisville fans in the stands react to a touchdown.

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 17: Louisville fans react after a Louisville Cardinals touchdown during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

Louisville wide receiver Traveon Samuel will finish up his college football career elsewhere, he announced today.

Traveon Samuel was a member of Louisville's 2015 recruiting class, and has played a role in all-three of his seasons with the Cardinals.

This season as a junior, he posted career highs in receptions, with 21, and put up 377 total yards from scrimmage.

He announced the decision via Twitter.

His full note:

"After speaking with my family, and receiving my degree I have decided that I will be transferring for my senior season. I truly believe this is part of God's devine design for me and I am grateful for a new start & the next chapter of my life. It's been an honor and a blessing to ttend school here and to represent UofL on & off the field. First I would like to thank Coach Petrino & Coach Scott for recruiting me. It was an honor and a dream to come play here. I also would like to thank all our current coaches and staff for their help and influence: Coach Galloway, Coach Smith, Coach Wilks, Kyle (the trainer), Regina (advisor), Justin (advisor) and a host of others. To my teammates: I love yall boys - I will miss you all and we formed a bond that can never be broken. Now to all Card Nation: thank you for your unwavering support and for taking me in with open arms. I am excited to see what my future holds and as always Go Cards. #L1C4"

Samuel finishes his Louisville career with 57 catches for 746 yards and two touchdowns. Samuel has also been one of Louisville's main kick returners, taking one back for a touchdown in 2015 as a freshman.

As a graduate, he will be able to play right away.