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Former Iowa football quarterback Spencer Petras commits to Utah State

After a five-year career with the Hawkeyes, Petras entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer on Nov. 13.
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Grace Smith
Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras throws a pass during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 9-6. Petras averaged 4.7 yards per pass.

Former Iowa football quarterback Spencer Petras announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he has committed to Utah State.

Petras entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer on Nov. 13.

Petras tore his right rotator cuff and labrum during Iowa’s 24-17 loss to Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium last season and has not played a snap this year. He instead has spent his time in Iowa City rehabbing and working as a temporary professional employee on the football team. He has one year of eligibility left due to COVID-19.

Hailing from San Rafael, California, Petras finished his five-year career with the Hawkeyes with 5,199 yards, 24 touchdowns, 19 interceptions, and a 56.7% completion percentage.

Iowa defeated Utah State, 24-14, in this year’s season opener.

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Kenna Roering, Sports Editor
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Kenna Roering is The Daily Iowan's sports editor. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in sports and recreation management. Kenna previously worked as a sports reporter for men's wrestling and volleyball and was the summer sports editor in 2023. This is her second year with the DI.
Grace Smith, Senior photojournalist and filmmaker
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Grace Smith is a fourth-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in Journalism and Cinematic Arts. In her four years at The Daily Iowan, she has held the roles of photo editor, managing summer editor, and visual storyteller. Outside of The Daily Iowan, Grace has held an internship at The Denver Post and pursued freelance assignments for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Des Moines Register.