Backup quarterback Mark Leal met with Frank Beamer Tuesday and decided to leave the football team to pursue a professional opportunity.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>VT QB Mark Leal met with head coach Frank Beamer today and has decided to leave the football program to pursue a professional opportunity.</p>— VT Football (@VT_Football) <a href="https://twitter.com/VT_Football/status/529824738713935872">November 5, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The senior has already graduated with a degree in sociology. On the season, he saw time in just three games completing 6-of-9 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. His most significant playing time came in last season's Sun Bowl when he came in for an injured Logan Thomas to complete 12-of-25 passes for 125 yards and two interceptions in the Tech loss.
Redshirt sophomore Brendon Motley becomes the backup to Michael Brewer. The Christiansburg, Va. native was listed as the No. 1 quarterback in the spring, but Brewer's arrival and a back injury in fall camp took Motley out of the running for the QB job.