PITTSBURGH — Pitt quarterback Ricky Town has left the program, head coach Pat Narduzzi announced on Thursday.
Town, a redshirt junior, transferred to Pitt before the 2018 season from Ventura College in California. He played in two games for the Panthers and completed one pass for 15 yards.
By the end of the season, he had been supplanted by walk-on Illinois transfer Jeff George, Jr. as the primary backup to starter Kenny Pickett.
Town will have one season of eligibility remaining, should he choose to use it, though Narduzzi said that he does not plan to at this point. Narduzzi said Town intends to graduate from Pitt and move back closer to his family, which was affected by the California wildfires this year.
George has one season of eligibility remaining and will almost certainly serve as Pickett’s backup next season and be placed on scholarship.
Pitt will also have Nick Patti, who redshirted this year, available for the Sun Bowl. He did not play in any of his four allowable games. For spring practices, freshman Davis Beville will join the fold as an early enrollee.