DENVER — Colorado State’s starting quarterback for all 12 games in 2021 has decided to enter the transfer portal. Todd Centeio announced his decision on Tuesday evening.

Centeio will leave CSU with a 3-10 record as a starter but respectable numbers overall. He completed 58 percent of his passes, threw for 3,167 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Centeio rushed for 529 yards and a pair of touchdowns too.

In a shootout loss at Hawaii, Centeio threw for 527 passing yards and five touchdowns. And despite CSU’s lack of team success in 2021, Centeio’s consistent effort and heart on the field was admirable. His ownership of mistakes and poor play was unique as well.

Ram Nation should certainly wish him well wherever he ultimately ends up. With the change in coaching staff and offensive style, Centeio likely wasn’t going to fit into the plan moving forward. It makes sense that he would want to pursue a different opportunity for his final season of eligibility, especially after proving he is at the very minimum a competent starting QB.  This move just feels like it was inevitable.

Prior to Centeio’s post on Twitter, former four-star recruit Clay Millen announced he is transferring from Nevada to CSU with four years of eligibility remaining. 2022 QB prospect Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi also announced he will be signing with the Rams.

Hopefully under the new staff CSU can find some stability under center. This is the second winter in a row where the previous season’s starting quarterback has elected to transfer out of the program. It’s tough to establish any type of consistency as a program when you have a different starter every August. But I have a feeling that QBs and skill players are going to want to stick around in the future.

We’ve already seen a pair of gunslingers, a couple of explosive wide receivers from Los Angeles and many more pledge their allegiance to the Green & Gold.

Keep up with all of the latest roster movement with our 2022 Signing Day tracker.


Justin is a Colorado State alumnus and has covered the Rams for DNVR since 2019. Prior to coming to DNVR, Justin was the founder of and the Sports Director for the Rocky Mountain Collegian. From 2013-15 he was an intern for CSU Football.