LARAMIE – Sean Chambers reunites with Brent Vigen in Bozeman.
The former Wyoming quarterback announced Sunday night that he was transferring to Montana state to play for Vigen, the former UW offensive coordinator who led the Bobcats to the FCS Championship game in his first season as a head coach.
âI am delighted to announce my commitment to play for Coach Vigen and the Montana St. Bobcats,â Chambers said on social media. “Let’s get to work.”
Chambers started the first seven games of the season for the Cowboys, including Game 1 when he threw a 21-yard touchdown at Treyton Welch with 47 seconds left to lead UW to a 19-16 victory over the Bobcats. at War Memorial Stadium.
The 6-3, 225-pound Chambers, who still have two years of eligibility, completed 50.8% of his passes for 1,125 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2021.
After leading UW to a 4-0 record, Chambers was benched in a mid-season slump in favor of famed Idaho Potato Bowl MVP Levi Williams who transferred to the ‘State of Utah.
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Montana State is sacking first-year star quarterback Tommy Mellott, who sparked Vigen’s offense in the playoffs after opening day starter Matthew McKay entered the transfer portal.
Mellott was injured in the first quarter of the Bobcats’ 38-10 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s national championship game.
Chambers, whose first three seasons with the Pokes were cut short by injury, completed 48.8% of his passes for 2,312 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his four seasons at the FBS level. He also ran for 1,092 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Cowboys.
UW added the transfer of Snow College quarterback Evan Svoboda following the loss of Chambers and Williams through the portal.
The 6-5, 235-pound Svoboda joins red-shirted freshmen Gavin Beerup and Hank Gibbs (6-5, 226), Utah transfer Jayden Clemons (6-1, 208) and the real student Freshman Caden Becker (6-4, 220) in the battle to lead the Pokes offensive in 2022.
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