Former Gray Collegiate, Clemson quarterback transfers to Rams

By Thomas Grant Jr.

Another former Gray Collegiate Academy All-State football player has a new college home.

Quarterback Hunter Helms, who spent the past four seasons at Clemson University, officially transferred to Football Championship Subdivision school Rhode Island. He will have two years of eligibility with the Rams.

“Hunter is a dual-threat quarterback with experience at the highest level in a nationally prominent FBS program,” Rhode Island offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Patrick Murphy about Helms. “He brings great size and has a big, extremely accurate arm. His game is also bolstered by his high football IQ, and he will offer elite leadership skills to our locker room.”

Helms played nine games during his Tigers’ career. An original walk-on turned scholarship recipient, Helms completed 23-37 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns to go with four carries for 13 yards.

He earned a degree in construction science and management at Clemson and will be pursuing an MBA at Rhode Island.

Back in December, former War Eagle teammate running back K.Z. Adams announced his transfer from Georgia State to South Carolina State.

Photo: Todd Helms