UAB quarterback Dylan Hopkins has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Hopkins was at UAB for four seasons. As a redshirt freshman, Hopkins started five games and helped the Blazers reach the Conference USA championship game. He missed the 2020 season for various reasons and entered the 2021 season as the backup to Tyler Johnston III. Hopkins won the starting job in the fourth game of the season, leading UAB to a win at Tulane, and remained the starter the rest of the way. He closed out a strong season by leading the Blazers to win over 13th-ranked BYU in the Independence.

He started 11 of the team’s 13 games this season, missing a pair of games after suffering a concussion early in a loss at Western Kentucky. He threw for 1,913 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Hopkins’ departure leaves a hole in the quarterback room for the Blazers. Jacob Zeno was the backup last year after transferring from Baylor. He started at FAU and at home against UTSA. Other scholarship quarterbacks slated to come back from last season’s roster are senior Bryson Lucero and junior Damon Stewart. The only quarterback addition added thus far is signee Trace Campbell, who played quarterback in high school and for a postgrad season but was a tight end at Ole Miss last season.

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