Hatcher heads to Texas State
Former Arkansas State University and Pulaski Academy quarterback Layne Hatcher announced Sunday morning that he was transferring to Texas State.
Hatcher has spent the past three seasons at ASU after spending his freshman year redshirted at Alabama.
“I will always love the state of Arkansas and the fans and friends I have there,” Hatcher said in a press release. “I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my college career at Texas State and with Coach. [Jake] Spavital.”
Hatcher’s move to the Sun Belt Conference Bobcats means he will see the Red Wolves in 2022. ASU will travel to San Marcos, Texas to play at Texas State before the Bobcats visit Jonesboro in 2023.
Hatcher was the 2019 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year after throwing for nearly 3,000 yards to go along with 27 touchdowns and a 65.8 completion percentage. He shared snaps with Logan Bonner in 2020 before starting 2021 as the ASU backup behind Florida State transfer James Blackman.
Hatcher started the final six games of the season 2-10 for Red Wolves after Blackman suffered a shoulder injury, but threw 10 interceptions in the period while completing just under 58% of his passes.