Hornibrook departs Wisconsin football team

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MADISON, Wis. (UW RELEASE) -- Alex Hornibrook has elected to leave the Wisconsin football team, head coach Paul Chryst announced Wednesday.

“Alex informed us of his decision to leave the team earlier today,” Chryst said. “He contributed to a lot of our recent success and we want to thank him for all he did for our program. We wish him the best of luck.”

Hornibrook went 26-6 in three seasons as a starting quarterback for the Badgers, including a 20-4 record in Big Ten games. His .813 winning percentage is the best of any quarterback in program history. He started nine games as a junior last season, throwing for 1,532 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He ranks in a tie for third all-time at Wisconsin in touchdown passes (47), fourth in completion percentage (60.5%) and fifth in passing yards (5,438).

The Badgers open spring practice March 26.