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CB Tyler Patmon transferring from Kansas, says 'not by choice'

Cornerback Tyler Patmon announced on Twitter that he is leaving the Kansas football program.

Jamie Squire

The Kansas Jayhawks lost an unexpected player on Friday when starting cornerback Tyler Patmon announced that he is transferring to another program for his senior season. Patmon made the announcement on Twitter, and when a follower asked why, he said it was "not by choice" that he was no longer a Jayhawk. That is the only explanation to why Patmon decided to transfer.

Patmon is on track to graduate this May and if he does then he can transfer to an FBS school and be immediately eligible since Patmon would have his degree.

In his three-year career at Kansas, Patmon started 28 games, including all 12 this past season. He had three interceptions this in 2012, and six overall in his career.

While the school has yet to officially announce that Patmon is transferring, head coach Charlie Weis did comment by saying, "we appreciate all that he's done during his time at Kansas and we wish him well."

This is a big blow to the Kansas secondary heading into 2013, as the three other starting defensive backs will have exhausted all of their eligibility, and KU will be looking for a whole new crop of starters.