“We wish Andrew all the best,” Martin said. “Obviously with all the changes in the offensive system he didn’t fit in as well the way he may have in the past. The competition at quarterback was going to be tougher for him this season, as well as some of the family matters he has, he wanted to get closer to home. We support Andrew and his decision.”
Manley was a member of the NM State football team from 2010-12. In 2012, Manley started at quarterback for the Aggies in all 12 games in 2012. On the season, Manley threw for 2,764 yards and 18 touchdown passes, connecting on 53.9 percent of his passing attempts. He averaged 230.3 yards passing per game and 214.2 yards of total offense a contest. Manley also rushed for two scores on the year. His passing yards per game ranked fourth in the WAC and 47th in the nation. Manley also recorded two 300-yard passing games and eight games with over 200 yards passing. He now has 13 games during his career with over 200 yards passing which ranks him third all-time. His 2,764 passing yards ranks sixth all-time for a single season, while his 18 touchdown passes rank tied for seventh in a single season.