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Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson Announces Transfer

Josh Jackson escapes from the pocket.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Josh Jackson #17 of the Virginia Tech Hokies rushes during a game Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Virginia Tech Hokies have been hit hard by transfers this week after the team's second-leading receiver and top returning rusher decided to take their talents elsewhere. Now, the team's starting quarterback entering the 2018 season has also decided to transfer from the university.

Hokies quarterback Josh Jackson took to Twitter on Wednesday night to announce he's leaving the Virginia Tech program. Although he started the 2018 campaign as the team's staring quarterback, Jackson suffered a broken leg in the team's upset loss against Old Dominion.

That will be his last game as a Hokie as he intends to graduate from the university and continue his football career somewhere else.

"But after much though, consideration and discussion with my family, we think it's be best for me to pursue my academic and football career elsewhere. It will be an honor to receive a degree from Virginia Tech and I will forever be a Hokie and cherish my time spent in Blacksburg," Jackson said in a statement.

Jackson led the Hokies to a 9-4 record in his first season as a starter in 2017 and likely would have been in line to be the team's starting quarterback if he's fully recovered for the 2019 season.

In his 16 games as a starter, Jackson completed just under 60-percent of his passes for over 3,500 yards and 25 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions.