Alex Delton announces transfer from Kansas State

Nov, 10, 2018; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; during the Sunflower Showdown between the K-State Wildcats v the Kansas Jayhawks at Bill Snyder Family Stadium ©Kelly Ross

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KWCH) - Alex Delton, a Hays native, announced he will be transferring from Kansas State University upon graduation in December.

The redshirt junior and team captain made the announcement on his personal Twitter account Tuesday morning. Due to graduate transfer rules, Delton will be available to play immediately at his next school.

Delton played in 20 games for the Wildcats over his tenure in Manhattan, making six starts. His most well-known moment was coming off the bench to lead Kansas State to a Cactus Bowl victory in 2017 over UCLA, a game that saw him rush for 158 yards and take home offensive MVP honors.

In 2018, he was unable to beat out Skylar Thompson for the starting QB job but Bill Snyder still named him a team captain for the season. Delton still made two starts over his final season in Manhattan, including leading the Wildcats to a come from behind win over Kansas in this year's Sunflower Showdown.

Delton's announcement comes two days after coach Bill Snyder announced his retirement from the school.