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Former Beaverton High School star and Colorado graduate transfer Sam Noyer is headed home.

On Friday, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback announced that he will spend his final season of college eligibility with the Oregon State Beavers.

Noyer started all six games at Colorado last season, leading the Buffaloes to a 4-2 record and earning second-team all-Pac-12 honors.

He threw for 1,101 yards and six touchdowns with seven interceptions, while rushing for 208 yards and five scores.

Following Noyer’s transfer announcement, Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had nothing but praise for his former signal-caller.

“Sam came back when he didn’t have to after graduating over a year ago and helped the program greatly get back on the right track,” Dorrell told 9News. “As a veteran, he offered us some stability and depth at the position.”

Noyer adds to a quarterback room that consists of redshirt junior (and projected starter) Tristan Gebbia, sophomore Chance Nolan, freshman Ben Gulbranson, and freshman Sam Vidlak.

His addition indicates he will immediately compete for the starting quarterback job.

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