Backup quarterback Mark Leal has left the program in the middle of the season to pursue a professional opportunity, per Virginia Tech’s Football Twitter feed.
VT QB Mark Leal met with head coach Frank Beamer today and has decided to leave the football program to pursue a professional opportunity.
— VT Football (@VT_Football) November 5, 2014
Reading between the lines, Leal, who has already graduated, has received a job offer that might not otherwise be available if he decided to finish out the season.
For his career, Leal went 34-of-57 for 411 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He played in 11 total games for the Hokies.
With Leal leaving the program, r-sophomore Brenden Motley will move up to the #2 spot on the depth chart. He was the #1 quarterback following spring practice, but a back injury in August took him out of the quarterback competition.