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Team: Boise State Broncos
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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Former Kansas redshirt senior QB Montell Cozart transferred to Boise State as a graduate.
An on-again, off-again starter for the Jayhawks, the athletic-but-limited Cozart elected to leave Lawrence after being bypassed on the depth chart by Carter Stanley and former Washington State QB Peyton Bender. With Brett Rypien entrenched as the Broncos' quarterback, we wonder if the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart is entertaining the idea of shifting positions. May 4 - 2:27 PM

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Kansas redshirt senior QB Montell Cozart will transfer.

We assume Cozart is leaving as a graduate, but neither his farewell message to fans nor early news stories covering it indicated whether he's chucked a mortarboard skyward yet. Cozart is the third Jayhawk QB to leave the program this offseason, following Ryan Willis and Deondre Ford. That trio had been bypassed on the depth chart by Carter Stanley and former Washington State QB Peyton Bender, a JUCO signee. Cozart started 18 games -- generally ineffectively -- for the Jayhawks over the past four seasons.
Source: KU Sports
Feb 21 - 3:50 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Montell Cozart (concussion) will be available for Saturday's game against Iowa State.

While Cozart will be available should his presence be needed, Carter Stanley will draw the start for this weekend's spin with the Cyclones. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart was initially forced out of action with concussion-like symptoms in last weekend's loss to West Virginia.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Kansas will stick with redshirt junior QB Montell Cozart as starting quarterback.

Jayhawks HC David Beaty says he'll continue to use the quarterback position as he has the last two weeks. And what he's done the last two weeks is spelling Cozart sporadically with sophomore Ryan Willis, a better pocket passer. The passing game has been the least of the team's problems. In fact, Cozart has completed over 70 percent of his attempts. Willis, meanwhile, went 1-for-5 with an interception against Ohio last week, which didn't exactly make a case for increased playing time.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Montell Cozart completed 18-of-25 passes for 199 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's win over Rhode Island.

Cozart was felled by a season-ending injury to his left shoulder last October. He battled it out with Ryan Willis for starting honors this August. Both quarterbacks played on Saturday, but it was the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart who saw the fair majority of snaps. Two of his three touchdown passes came in the first half and he went on to polish off that portion of his statistical line by tossing a 20-yard score to Tyler Patrick five minutes into the third quarter. Ohio shows next on Kansas' schedule as Cozart and company look to build on HC David Beaty's first Jayhawk win.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:27:00 PM

Kansas HC David Beaty indicated that the team's quarterback competition will not be settled until after August camp has commenced.

Montell Cozart and Ryan Willis will compete for the starting job once preseason work proper gets underway. Willis permanently took over for Cozart midway through the 2015 campaign after the latter suffered a season-crumpling shoulder injury. Willis finished the season having compiled 1,719 passing yards (52.1% completions) with an 8/10 TD/INT ratio. This competition will sort itself out over the next month or so, but for what it is worth, Beaty said that Cozart had a "phenomenal" showing this spring.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Montell Cozart was granted a hardship waiver.

What that means is he has two years of eligibility remaining. Kansas' starting QB in three of the first four games of 2015 (66-of-105 for 752 yards with two touchdowns), Cozart suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against Iowa State. Cozart was Wally Pipp'd by Ryan Willis, so the guess here is that he'll settle in as the backup QB who can be used in sub-packages.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 08:57:00 PM

Kansas junior QB Montell Cozart is out indefinitely due to a shoulder strain and will miss Saturday's contest with Baylor.

Cozart was forced out of Saturday's game against Iowa State due to what's being deemed a left shoulder sprain. This, on top of a thumb injury to backup QB Deondre Ford, has freshman QB Ryan Willis now in-line to start against Baylor this coming weekend. Prior to the shoulder issue, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart had thrown for 752 yards with a 2/1 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown across four games.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Kansas junior QB Montell Cozart completed 25-of-38 passes for 291 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 41-38 loss to South Dakota State.

Cozart also rushed for 95 yards. He isn't a draft prospect, but DFS players will want to keep Cozart in mind as a sneaky punt-QB option later this season in shallower pools if he finds himself in a good matchup. That's because Kansas, which will be playing from behind all season long, has introduced a pass-happy spread attack. The dual-threat Cozart suffered a minor injury in the second quarter but was fine after halftime.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Kansas HC David Beaty has named junior QB Montell Cozart the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

JUCO transfer Deondre Ford pushed Cozart in camp, but the Jayhawks ultimately returned to Cozart to lead the charge this season. The 6-foot-2, 193-pound quarterback started five games a year ago, completing 64-of-128 passes for 701 yards with a 5/7 TD/INT ratio. He also brings a dimension on the ground, though his 52 rushes amounted to just 63 yards in 2014.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:20:00 PM

According to Kansas HC David Beaty, the team is 'not there yet' on deciding whether junior QB Montell Cozart will take the reigns as a starter this season.

"We're just not [ready]," said Beaty of a possible decision. Cozart's main competition looks like it's JUCO transfer Deondre Ford, at least in the eyes of Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait, who covers the team. For his part, Cozart started five games last season and completed 64-of-128 passes (50% on the nose) while throwing five touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Kansas QBs Michael Cummings and Montell Cozart are competing for the starting job.

Cummings (a senior) replaced Cozart (junior) as starter in Week 6 last year. "You'll have to ask coach (David) Beaty that," Cummings said when asked about the competition. "But I'm focusing on one thing a day, trying to get better at one thing every day. Little things add up to the big picture." Beaty and offensive coordinator Rob Likens also figure to allow freshmen Carter Stanley and Ryan Willis in on the race. "I only have one child, so I wouldn't know this," Likens said. "But I hear you could have two kids, you love 'em both the same but they're completely different, their attitudes and all that stuff. At the quarterback position, the No. 1 thing at the end of the day is did you manage the game well?"
Wed, May 13, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis named sophomore Montell Cozart starting QB.

The mighty sure have fallen, as former No. 1 QB recruit Jake Heaps will spend his senior year holding a clipboard. Cozart sealed the deal in the spring game, completing six of 10 passes for 58 yards, adding 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground. It's been three years since one of the top two QBs on KU's depth chart completed more than half their passes. The pressure won't be on Cozart, in other words.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said true freshman QB Montell Cozart will see increased playing time going forward.

Cozart made his career debut this past weekend against Oklahoma -- rushing three times for eight yards and not attempting a pass -- and will see the field against Baylor on Saturday. "You can't say, 'Well, let's go play him for nine snaps against Oklahoma,' and then sit him," Weis said Monday. "As we go forward, he'll definitely be in our thoughts. You'll definitely see him show up in the [Baylor] game." The news appears ominous for starter Jake Heaps, but the former top BYU recruit took Weis' announcement in stride. "At the end of the day, I'm in it to win," Heaps said. "Whatever we gotta do to win. I'm not too concerned about everything else."
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 09:29:00 PM