Alter grad Bazelak enters transfer portal after three seasons at Missouri

He was SEC Co-Freshman of year in 2020

Credit: L.G. Patterson

Credit: L.G. Patterson

Quarterback Connor Bazelak, a 2019 Alter graduate, announced Thursday he has entered the transfer portal after three seasons with the Missouri Tigers.

“It has been a wild three seasons at the Zou,” Bazelak wrote on Twitter, “and I have cherished every moment. It was an honor to play with all of my teammates over the years and especially with my fellow captains this year. Thank you to coach (Barry) Odom and (Derek) Dooley for recruiting me to Mizzou, and to coach (Eliah) Drinkwitz and the rest of the staff for all your efforts for this program the last two seasons. We had some awesome victories, including the LSU, Kentucky and Arkansas games in 2020 and the four wins down the stretch in 2021, especially the senior day win over Florida to become bowl eligible this year.

“I have loved this school since the day I walked on campus, and it will always have a special place in my heart. This has been a tough decision for me that I have been thinking about for the last several weeks, but I wanted to be available for my team one last time in the bowl game. After much prayer and discussion with my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal to continue my academic and athletic career. Thank you again, Missouri.”

Bazelak committed to Missouri in June of 2018 before his senior season at Alter. He appeared in three games as a freshman in 2019 and started the season finale against Arkansas.

In 2020, Bazelak was named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Year. He threw for 2,366 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games.

This past season, Bazelak again was Missouri’s starter. He threw 15 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions and threw for 2,540 yards.

Bazelak did not play in the Armed Forces Bowl on Wednesday. Missouri lost 24-21 to Army.

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